Two related articles from the NYTimes. This tells the story of two charter schools, one for underprivileged students, the other one of those high powered ones, and their attempt to teach students 'character' with the title "What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?", while this tells the adventures of Clifford Levy (or more importantly, his children) when he took up the post of NYTimes foreign correspondent in Moscow for 3 years, entitled "My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling". Maybe you see where this is headed.
Unfortunately, I often fret that having my children being a Japanese-English bilinguals is not, to put this delicately, the optimal combination. but two languages are better than one, or, as the Omniglot site says, Одного языка недостаточно.
I'd be interested to hear the commentariat's thoughts on the matter.