The wealthy parents need to be concerned about the education of all kids, not just their own.

Many Americans feel no concern about the poor quality of public education in schools.  After all, they are home-schooling their kids or providing them the extra support so that their kids, at least, will do better than most.  What these parents do not understand is that by ignoring the rest of the kids in public schools, they are condemning their kids to a future of being the good player on a poor team.  Other countries, like China and Japan, are improving the quality of education for all of their students, thus ensuring that the average student is good and successful in life, and when they are on teams, as they certainly will be in the business world, their peers will also be competent, helping the entire team be more effective than teams from countries that have only one star player per team.