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Old 12-06-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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At my kids High School the top students are always the Asian immmigrants. Usually they are the girls and usually they are from China, Korea or India. 8 out of 10 of the top students are girls.

But the problem is the immigrants are rarely involved in classroom discussions or in clubs, sports, music or other non class options.

Is this true in your school?

Are "immigrants" the top students at your High School?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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No, we just have AMERICANS at the top of their respective classess...
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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nope
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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No. In the past few years the top students have all be US Citizens of various ethnic descent--some Irish, some Scandinavian, some Asian, some African.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Not the case at all in my local district.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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At my kids High School the top students are always the Asian immmigrants. Usually they are the girls and usually they are from China, Korea or India. 8 out of 10 of the top students are girls.

But the problem is the immigrants are rarely involved in classroom discussions or in clubs, sports, music or other non class options.

Is this true in your school?

Are "immigrants" the top students at your High School?

One reason this may be the case is the smartest Asians immigrated to the US. The wealthy, educated Asians. The Asians on the far right side of the bell curve. The median or below Asian is still in Asia picking rice. Those right side Asians are being compared with the whole bell curve of Americans and the left side Hispanics.

The left side of the bell curve Hispanics move to the US. The poor, uneducated, agrarian background Hispanics. Not too many Hispanic PhDs, engineers, and scientists move to the US compared to the poor uneducated ones.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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Nope. And in fact my son, who is in middle school and of Mexican descent beat out most high school students in the SAT this past year He was in the 7th grade when he took it just for fun He is not an immigrant though. He is American.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Nope.
"Nope" what?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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At my kids High School the top students are always the Asian immmigrants. Usually they are the girls and usually they are from China, Korea or India. 8 out of 10 of the top students are girls.

But the problem is the immigrants are rarely involved in classroom discussions or in clubs, sports, music or other non class options.

Is this true in your school?

Are "immigrants" the top students at your High School?
My kids are in the G&T program and there is a higher proportion of kids from China, Korea, India who are the top students. Many are the kids of the engineers/doctors who immigrated to work at the big intl. engineering or pharma companies in my area. I am friends with many of the parents and know that some of these kids study at least 4 hours every night and also attend a separate weekend school with additional academic requirements (e.g. they also take math & language classes at the "Japanese School"). Or, they are often enrolled in a tutoring/SAT prep class such as Kumon. They are involved in clubs & sports but it seems to be predominantly certain types (e.g. string orchestra, math club, robotics club, figure skating). Many are also fluent in 3+ languages (e.g. English, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, etc.) which is really quite impressive. I know this all sounds like a stereotype, but it is a trend I see in our schools with, of course, many exceptions.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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"Nope" what?
Answering the OP. Nope we don't have immigrants as the overachievers in our high schools either.
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