The War On Asian-American Students' Academic Success: New York to get rid of elite High School test

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    From NYC to Harvard: The war on Asian-American success
    By Betsy McCaughey | Dec 29, 2015

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    The year 2015 was a dismal one for American public education — at least by the numbers.

    But don’t blame the kids. Parents are missing in action.

    Except most Asian-American parents, that is. They tend to oversee their children’s homework, stress the importance of earning high grades and instill the belief that hard work is the ticket to a better life.

    And it pays off. Their children are soaring academically.

    The outrage is that instead of embracing the example of these Asian families, school authorities and non-Asian parents want to rig the system to hold them back. It’s happening here in New York City, in suburban New Jersey and across the nation.

    As a group, Americans need to take a page from the Asian parents’ playbook. American teens rank a dismal 28th in math and science knowledge, compared with teens in other countries — even poor countries. Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan are at the top.

    We’ve slumped. For the first time in 25 years, US scores on the main test for elementary and middle school education fell. And SAT scores for college-bound students dropped significantly.

    Could changes in these tests be to blame? That convenient excuse was torpedoed by the stellar performances of Asian-American students. Even though many come from poor or immigrant families, they outscore all other students by large margins on both tests, and their lead keeps widening.

    Here in New York City, Asian-Americans make up 13 percent of students, yet they win more than half of the coveted places each year at the city’s selective public high schools, such as Bronx Science and Stuyvesant.

    What’s at play here? It’s not a difference in IQ; it’s parenting. That’s confirmed by a recent study by sociologists from City University of New York and the University of Michigan, which showed that parental oversight enabled Asian-American students to far outperform the others.

    No wonder many successful charter schools require parents to sign a pledge that they’ll supervise their children’s homework and encourage a strong work ethic.

    That formula is under fire at the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey. The district, which is 65 percent Asian, routinely produces seniors with perfect SAT scores, admissions to MIT and top prizes in international science competitions.

    But many non-Asian parents are up in arms, complaining there’s too much pressure and their kids can’t compete. In response, this fall Superintendent David Aderhold apologized that school had become a “perpetual achievement machine.” Heaven forbid!

    Aderhold canceled accelerated and enriched math courses for fourth and fifth grades, which were 90 percent Asian, and eliminated midterms and finals in high school.

    Using a word that already strikes terror in the hearts of Asian parents, he said schools had to take a “holistic” approach. That’s the same euphemism Harvard uses to limit the number of Asians accepted and favor non-Asians.

    Aderhold even lowered standards for playing in school music programs. Students have a “right to squeak,” he insisted. Never mind whether they practice.

    Of course, neither Aderhold nor parents in charge of sports are indulging nonathletic kids with a “right to fumble” and join a mostly non-Asian varsity football team.

    Meanwhile, in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NAACP want to reduce the role the competitive exam plays in admissions for the city’s eight selective high schools in favor of a “holistic” approach. That means robbing poor, largely immigrant and first-generation kids — nearly half the students get subsidized school lunches — of the chance to study hard and compete for a world-class education.

    As Dennis Saffran explains in “The Plot Against Merit,” some Asian-American eighth-graders practice for two years for the test, while their parents toil in laundromats and restaurants to pay for exam-prep classes.

    What’s stopping white, Hispanic and black parents from doing the same thing?


    Betsy McCaughey is a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research.
    http://nypost.com/2015/12/29/from-nyc-to-harvard-the-war-on-asian-success/
     
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    The Model Minority Is Losing Patience
    Oct 3rd 2015

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    At Harvard, 'Too Jewish' Has Become 'Too Asian'
    By George C. Leef On 6/14/15

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    Private schools can be as bigoted as they want. None of the Asians' business.
     
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    Its not strange at all, actually.
     
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    No, they cant.
     
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    but blacks can get in with their C- grades and thats whats important.
     
  11. Wow some fools in here. First of all there are certain backgrounds and ethnic group the bulk of these "Asian" immigrants belong to. Second of all race is real and there are differences in intelligence between groups just as there are physical differences. Third these small group of "Asians" have certain genetic qualities and traits which allow their domination. Fourth "Asians" more specifically these group of Asians and their respective ethnic groups are discriminated against. Fifth even Whites are underepresented if you remove the Jewish factor. Subtract white Jews from the white populace at the ivy league and what you get is an Ivy league that is underrepresneted in white gentile in respect to their population size. Sixth the white gentile population is must underepresented among certain white ethnic groups and the higher represented white gentile populations often have similar surname, and arguably similar ethnic background compositions which poijt towards certain European and White Caucasian groups over others (and yes I am including people from the Caucus).

    Anyways Jews can admit this and yet gentile seem so incapable of admitting these inherent facts. In fact white gentile go as far as to protect and defend their own underrepresentation often out of some smug desire to be "holier" or "right and tolerant" or out of some guilt associated masochist complex.


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    "Outspoken believer of racism and attacks PC liberalism.

    Quickly cries antisemitism the moment someone criticizes Israel."

    You sure are something.
     
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    Sure, but it's not like Harvard has to let in the 2000 students with the best SAT scores. It's the college's responsibility to create a good community, and maintaining diversity certainly should be a factor. Fair? Maybe not, but that doesn't mean Harvard is wrong for doing it, nor should they by punished for that.
     
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    That assumes that diversity (and presumably you mean ethnic) is a laudable or even constitutional goal. I'd agree that in a perfect world a private business should be allowed to do exactly what it wants. In this case a school. However that is not the world we live in. Harvard can not promote social policy which actively discriminates against a racial group. That is the decision we have made as a society at least as it pertains to other areas. However, public policy and the courts have been slow to act because the people at issue here are Asians.
     
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    All these Ivy Leagues aren't completely private. They get a ton of public susidies and the Ivy's actually get the most.
     
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    Black quaterbacks and white rap artists have to overcome things as well.... :icon_chee

    All in all it evens out
     
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    It's funny that to keep Jews out, they added criteria for character and fitness.
     
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