To the Editors:
As a Wilton resident of more than 20 years and parent of two recent Wilton High School graduates, I wasn’t surprised to read about the high number of academic overrides at Wilton High School. No wonder so many Wilton students are struggling with precalculus and so many are stressed and anxious. When parents push their kids into courses they aren’t ready for, push them into sports so that they might receive an athletic scholarship or full ride, and push them to apply to “brand name” colleges, this will not change. Too many people define success by where they went to college, how much money they make, the size of their house, the car they drive. That’s unfortunate because true success is about finding happiness through discovering and following one’s passion and being comfortable with oneself, which usually has nothing to do with any of these material measures.