I can imagine many of you shaking your heads at these findings. As a parent of teens, I have found myself sharing notes with other parents about the foibles of teenagers and my own parenting idiosyncrasies. Parents everywhere are the same, it seems, and so are kids. Yet, I have noticed that parents at data center events have a different attitude about their kids and math than other parents I meet. Data center professionals often have graduate degrees in math or science, or both, and enjoy the subjects. I suspect they do a great job supporting lessons taught in school, establishing high expectations, and explaining the importance of learning math or science. In the rest of my life, I often encounter adults who genuinely fear looking foolish re-learning algebra and find it easier to make excuses for poor student performance. I think it is not hard to predict which students get the higher math scores.