Research topics in life outside academia

Movies/Series/Documentaries/YouTube-Clips

Dead Poets Society

e.g., the scene above between Neil and Todd

Operation Varsity Blues

The US College Admission Scandal

Shaq's Plans for his children

Starting at 20:30 min [to 24:00 min]

Toni Erdmann

A hippy father and a consultant daughter

Losers

e.g., Episode 1 - The Miscast Champion

Into the Beat

Ballet or Hip Hop Dance?

Accepted

What to do if you get rejected everywhere, but your parents really want you to go to college?

Bend it like Beckham


Fences


King Richard

Biopic about the upbringing of Venus & Serena Williams. Plus a few scenes of parental behavior you encounter at Tennis tournaments...





Books

  • Educated, by Tara Westover (Goodreads)

  • Open, by Andre Agassi (Goodreads)

  • I am not your perfect Mexican daughter, by Erika L. Sánchez (Goodreads)

  • A woman is no man, by Etaf Rum (Goodreads)

  • The Inequality Machine, by Paul Tough (Goodreads)

  • The Price of Admission, by Daniel Golden (Goodreads)

  • Du bleibst was Du bist, by Marco Maurer (Goodreads)

  • The Meritocracy Trap, by Daniel Markovits (Goodreads)

Podcasts

Freakonomics, Episode 479. The Economist's Guide to Parenting: 10 Years Later, especially the ~4 minutes starting at ca. 35:30 minutes (Steven Levitt talking about and to his daughters about educational/career choices)

Popular Discussions

See this discussion around socio-economic gaps in educational outcomes on Twitter and the various points raised in the comments [in German]


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