“they’re not succumbing to the American culture of today and that’s why they’re excelling in academics........”
They’re excelling in academics because foreigners have figured out how to game our system. If you take your kids’ childhood away, you can snag all the slots in American medical schools — because other people’s kids play a sport or attend the prom.
And please show the evidence that freakish Sunday-to-Sunday grinders built this country or her contributions to Western Civilization — in art, literature, medicine, rockets, computers.
They didn’t. It was American culture that did all that. American kids leading normal American lives.
And this has nothing to do with “survival.” My father lived through the middle of the Depression, had a normal childhood with trick-or-treating in an Ohio small-town school, and went on to become a rocket scientist.
Those small-town Ohio kids aren’t getting in to UCLA anymore because even the smartest of them score 200 points lower on the SAT than the freak grind children of foreign cultures.
Putting your kid in an academic prison to get an advantage over someone else’s kid is as despicable as a baseball player taking steroids.
You call focusing one's child on academics rather than soccer, football, etc.... gaming the system? You're the one who has a twisted sense of reality dude.
And for what it's worth, Asians are not subjecting their children to 24/7 studying as you are implying. The parents of these children are indeed letting their kids play the same sports you are allowing yours, but they are putting academic excellence before athletic participation........and that's the way it should be.
Back at you dude, show me the proliferation of that "freakish Sunday-to-Sunday grinders" that you are claiming. Who are they or did you just jump to a conclusion based on this article about a Cambodian refugee???????
Those small-town Ohio kids arent getting in to UCLA anymore because even the smartest of them score 200 points lower
That's bullshit too. Those kids that study and excel are getting into any of the major colleges they choose. If they're not getting into major colleges it's their fault for not studying harder..Perhaps they should have forgone "American culture" such as soccer, football, dances...etc. and focused more on their academics.
I'm not certain what your problem is but I suspect it is a jealously based subconscious dislike of any immigrant who has come to this country and actually had the audacity to work and study hard and subsequently surpassed both you and your kids in both academics and career employment......
You should be applauding them because they have taken advantage of the very opportunities that have made this country the best in the world........
But yet you degrade them.........go figure!