Here is a CNN report by Anderson Cooper talking about the file 'Race to Nowhere.' In this short piece Cooper says, "some students really struggle with the expectations of success - how do we help them with that?" I think this is the wrong question. We need to be asking something like this... "Why are we defining success in such a narrow and restrictive way?" or "How can we value more types of success?"
If you want to feed this idea and learn more - take a listen to Sir Ken Robinson - RSA and Sir Ken Robnison