Asian Americans children seem to excel in our school system across the board. Do you think a strong sense of family and family discipline contributes to their scholastic successes?
Discipline is huge in their culture. Don’t know if that carries over to Chinese Americans. But, I was a Chinese linguist in the military taught by native Chinese people. They were appalled at the behavior of American students in classrooms.
Coming from a (half) Chinese family, I've always wondered this myself. I have no other experiences to compare my upbringing to, so I don't know how much my success in school was based on our racial identity. It sure wasn't community though, we were the only Asian family in the neighborhood.
Mostly the second part, not so much the first.
Without a doubt
I have Japanese, Chinese, Okinawan relatives in my immediate family.
They are driven the same.
I believe we raised our child with that same structure.
Let's ask Suki! I'll get back to you.
I hate to make blanket statements but as a former educator I will make a couple observations. 1. The #1 predictor of academic success is what happens in the home. This is not up for debate. Money is #2. 2. Studies reveal...and my first hand experience is that Asian families are more academically focused. They work harder in the classroom and on their homework. I have some more anecdotal observations beyond that..but I will stop there.
Do you give any credence to the fact that 74% of black children are born without a father involved? My parents were lower middleclass with little income. My brother and I worked and went to night college. He became a CPA and I a programmer.
My father made sure we didn’t screw up. My mother nurtured.
I am loathe to look at these things through a racial lens. Money, culture & geography have more impact. If you look at single family homes....white or black....there is a lot of challenges associated. Anecdotally...my family was poor & mixed race. I’m doing ok...my (adopted) siblings are train wrecks.
I’d hate to think asians kids are smart and black kids are dumb. I personally believe having solid family values, parents who control the scholastic agenda of their children make the difference. Many like to make it a money thing and ignore the lack of family involvement. It’s an easy out. The asians in our schools excel and their family lives the same lives as the rest of us. My wife’s grandma lived in the South Bronx, in a 5 story walk up. Hers was the cleanest landing in front of her door. She would say in broken english “soap is cheap”. Point being is you have to work for what you want.
There is also the “x” factor: the inherited certain something that moves the bell curve for IQ 1 Standard Deviation to the right for East Asian populations.
Not sure all Chinese and Indians are that smart.
I’m not sure either, it’s a notion that I came away with from reading, I’m not sure where. If you have any info, would like to hear it.
Don’t think India was included either....
Without a doubt.
Total nonsense. The yellows are simply more intelligent. It’s genetic.
I once had a Chinese student in my 3rd grade class in Italy. She was going full day in English, learning an American curriculum, and then going home and keeping up with her Chinese curriculum studies. She was very focussed, to say the least.
( yes, she did have time to enjoy the Italian cultural experiences 😊)
Asian parents tend to put a lot more pressure on their kids to get good grades and SAT scores. And then they like to brag to other Asian parents “my son got into an Ivy League school and went to Med school” etc. I remember asking my non Asian friends in high school what grades their parents expected them to get. It ranged from no expectations to at least a C. Meanwhile I had to bring home A’s or I would get grounded or forced to study more.
Now if you get an award for coming in last in a competition everyone is happy.
I'm sure only upper class white people are the only ones that lack in the discipline area but asians may have high levels of parent involvement. I don't know.
While I do have that problem this sentence is fine.
When blacks are born to a single parent mother 74% of the time it’s a problem. The kids are left to fend for themselves.
Why do you think asians excel in testing followed by whites and way down trailing are black kids? Hopefully they are all capable at birth.
Yes I do!
Why did someone downvote this poll?
And the answer to the question is “yes”.
Ov ... the truth is not kind to leftists.
The truth hurts. This had to do with my other question about DiBlasio removing entrance exams for the best HS in NYC.
Ron ... Mr dB must hate all that winning st those schools so he’s going to ruin them.
Level the playing field I guess rather then focus on family unity. The left turns a blind eye to single parenting problems and drug problems. They just want to homogenized oil and water.
Truth offends lefties. I upvoted the poll. ; )