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Old 10-25-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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I see nothing wrong with the school. Someone started an education business after identifying a need to be fulfilled in the marketplace for foreign students. Sure his own daughter benefits from the education there but so do others from Europe, Asia and our own country. One of the students mentioned in the article is from a working class immigrant family. I don't see you objecting to a school like Harvard Westlake. What is the fundamental difference other than it was founded by a man with yellow skin rather than white?

We are actually lucky the business brings jobs to El A and if successful enhances the image of our city. Mayor Tom Bradley said the mission was to make El A a world class city. That means its international, draws the best people from all over the world, is a place where international business is welcome and conducted daily and is certainly sophisticated enough to have another elite private school as we don't have enough that actually attract people from outside the local area. Think Phillips Exeter and the other elite school on the East Coast. Those schools recruit Europeans and Asians as well.

Plus if you folks have ever worked and/or lived abroad, all international cities have expat enclaves where they are the majority. Usually they are wealthier areas of the city, and the foreigners own property too. And the kids all attend the "American" private school. What you are objecting to is that we permit the same thing here despite the fact it is an American school.

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Old 10-25-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I see nothing wrong with the school. Someone started an education business after identifying a need to be fulfilled in the marketplace for foreign students. We are actually lucky the business brings jobs to El A.
Yet you start a thread entitled "Arcadia Chinese Takeover"....
 
Old 10-25-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Talk about buying low, prices can't go much lower...but they also aren't going much higher either...I can recall 15 years ago the prices were next to nothing (literally) in some of those areas...and they still are! Meanwhile if somebody wants to pay property taxes, that isn't a bad thing.
Yes, that is true!
 
Old 10-25-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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And this trend looks as if it will continue.

"American University Preparatory School at L.A. Hotel Downtown is brainchild of Chinese billionaire Wei Huang. Chinese billionaire Wei Huang made his fortune in real estate. Chief executive and headmaster David Unruh, a former UCLA administrator who helped recruit students from China, says the school plans to focus its recruitment efforts on Asia and Europe."
New downtown L.A. boarding school aims to enhance culture, education - LA Times
I wonder how many underprivileged African-Americans will be recruited. And when at UCLA, why is only China mentioned -- did he only help Chinese people? China is not very diverse -- did nobody call him out on this while at UCLA?
 
Old 10-25-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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All students from overseas pay full tuition. From a business standpoint, it makes sense to diversify the revenue base so that those who are underrepresented minorities can get a free ride if they meet admissions standards (which are often lowered). There is a subsidy going on. Chinese students are the largest group of foreigners seeking admissions and able to pay in full. India would be second. It makes more sense than to recruit people from those countries than say Iceland or Zimbawe where there is much less demand. If you ran a business, you would seek the customers who have wherewithal to pay in addition to meeting admissions standards. Education is for the greater good but its still a business. We don't live in a welfare state. If someone can't get into UCLA then the Cal State system is made available and if that is too demanding there are places like Southwest College, LACC and Trade Tech. There is a pecking order in society that can't be turned upside down just because someone thinks their child should go to UCLA.
 
Old 10-26-2014, 01:22 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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All students from overseas pay full tuition. From a business standpoint, it makes sense to diversify the revenue base so that those who are underrepresented minorities can get a free ride if they meet admissions standards (which are often lowered). There is a subsidy going on. Chinese students are the largest group of foreigners seeking admissions and able to pay in full. India would be second. It makes more sense than to recruit people from those countries than say Iceland or Zimbawe where there is much less demand. If you ran a business, you would seek the customers who have wherewithal to pay in addition to meeting admissions standards. Education is for the greater good but its still a business. We don't live in a welfare state. If someone can't get into UCLA then the Cal State system is made available and if that is too demanding there are places like Southwest College, LACC and Trade Tech. There is a pecking order in society that can't be turned upside down just because someone thinks their child should go to UCLA.
"Globalization" makes sense for the "invisible hand" capitalists at the very upper echelon of society, but for the rest of us, it makes no sense to help our economic competitors bolster their foothold in U.S. markets.
 
Old 10-26-2014, 01:38 AM
 
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As a consumer you benefitted from globalization in the form of very low prices for the gadgets you buy, the clothing you wear, the vehicles you drive, and sometimes the food you eat.
 
Old 10-26-2014, 03:49 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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And at what cost?
 
Old 10-26-2014, 04:33 AM
 
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And at what cost?
Your job. Now in malaysia, to the benefit of the global elites.

But dont worry, the garbage at walmart is now 30% cheaper than the small business that used to be in its place.
 
Old 11-02-2014, 06:47 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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"Another popular route for Chinese buyers...(is the) EB-5 Visa program...(it) offers a green card to any immigrant who invests at least $500,000 in a U.S. business. It's open to anyone anywhere in the world, but about 85% of EB-5 applicants come from China, and interest there is surging."
Agents, lenders fill niche as Chinese money floods housing market - LA Times
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