What quant and antiquated notions! Silly Asians! In America now, we are all about having the right skin color, and building self-esteem! You can be as dumb and lazy as a post, but at least you feel good!
I raised my kids in a rural Oklahoma community with supposedly “poor” schools. Both worked hard, suffered through corporal punishment, loved their family and God. BUT, they both earned their way into elite universities. The ONLY way they got a look -vs- the children of the Kennedys/Clintons/Bidens/Gates/Pelosis/Gores etc, is that they made awesome scores on the SAT tests and took the seats otherwise reserved for the children of some fat-cat liberals.
If we do away with testing as a criteria, my kids, and the kids of these Asian immigrants with whom I have a lot in common, will never have a chance.
Because of the disparity, some have begun calling for an end to the policy of using the test as the sole basis of admission to the schools, and last month, civil rights groups filed a complaint with the federal government, contending that the policy discriminated against students, many of whom are black or Hispanic,
There’s something terribly wrong with this picture.
These schools are built and paid for by American taxpayers for American kids. They should be promulgating American culture.
Sunday to Sunday grinding school prep is not American culture.
What about soccer, marching band, scouts, and hide & seek till the streetlights come on?
It’s bad school policy and bad parenting to steal your kid’s childhood, for whatever reason.