You may laugh because there are so many who would consider a B+ to be something to celebrate. And the character doesn’t necessarily have to be a product of a “Tiger Mom” to have such high expectations of themselves. But there's also a practical side. I personally know two high school students who are like this because the difference between an A and a B could determine whether they can afford to go to college at all. This is the latest comic from Sarah Andersen.
A little publicized fact is that there is a percentage of these kids committing suicide because of the pressure. Then, the other end - after getting a degree in "Art" or whatever, the student can't find a job that pays enough and they have a $200,000 student loan to pay off to boot!
We are going to have a big shortage of plumbers and electricians in this country soon, all because of the idea that everyone needs a prestigious degree from some big university.
... don't get me started!!!!!
Sarah, your comic, simply stated, is great!