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Tumbulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:14 PM
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19. I think that you made such an interesting point
But parental expectation is huge.

My mother was the child of immigrants- she had been awarded a full scholarship to college, but had to turn it down so that she could work a job to put her brothers through college.

All of us worked our way through college out of sheer determination to get what was denied to our mother.

The importance that a family places in education plays a very big role on what the children think that they can and should achieve.

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  -What is behind the achievement gap between poor Asian and Latino students? RandySF  Nov-24-11 01:54 PM   #0 
  - refuse to believe all you want about parental involvement. it is the #1 predictor of student success  msongs   Nov-24-11 01:57 PM   #1 
  - DING DING DING - We have a Winner Folks  FreakinDJ   Nov-24-11 02:46 PM   #6 
  - Absolutely!  mwrguy   Nov-25-11 03:46 AM   #11 
  - Not just parental involvement but parental expectations.  LibDemAlways   Nov-24-11 02:06 PM   #2 
  - You left out cultural differences. These are profoundly important to your question.  NYC_SKP   Nov-24-11 02:08 PM   #3 
  - And the primary difference is parental involvement and encouragement  tcaudilllg   Dec-03-11 07:41 PM   #25 
     - So are most of the Vietnamese living in America. Catholic, to be precise.  WildNovember   Dec-04-11 02:09 PM   #29 
  - Most Asian cultures are atheist and most Latino cultures are Christian. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-24-11 02:09 PM   #4 
  - How does religion contribute to a gap in achievement in formal education?  Boojatta   Nov-24-11 09:58 PM   #9 
     - How the brain functions.  mzteris   Nov-25-11 10:12 AM   #13 
     - On average, atheists value education more than Christians.  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 12:36 PM   #14 
        - Based on context ...  Boojatta   Nov-26-11 12:45 PM   #15 
        - Yes to your first sentence, and the second sentence is funny. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-27-11 12:48 AM   #16 
        - Do you think that's true in non-Christian societies?  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-29-11 10:42 PM   #21 
  - This sounds about right.  dkf   Nov-24-11 02:25 PM   #5 
  - Asian parents send their children to school AFTER school.  aquart   Nov-24-11 03:20 PM   #7 
  - Our kid also goes to after school.  RandySF   Nov-24-11 04:17 PM   #8 
  - An Asian friend of my daughter who received a perfect score on her SAT had  LibDemAlways   Nov-24-11 10:38 PM   #10 
  - I'm sure she can get less than an A now that she is in college.  Goblinmonger   Nov-29-11 11:10 AM   #18 
  - That's sad.  Goblinmonger   Nov-29-11 11:09 AM   #17 
  - the asian language is much more complex -  mzteris   Nov-25-11 10:10 AM   #12 
  - I think that you made such an interesting point  Tumbulu   Nov-29-11 08:14 PM   #19 
  - That's myth. Not to mention there is no single "Asian" language.  WildNovember   Dec-02-11 03:28 AM   #23 
     - not the writing is NOT "basically the same"  mzteris   Dec-04-11 10:48 AM   #27 
        - It occurs in the same developmental window. No asian language has "pictographs".  WildNovember   Dec-04-11 01:31 PM   #28 
           - and Japanese and Korean aren't tonal, either. Nor can one sound  WildNovember   Dec-04-11 02:39 PM   #30 
           - not myth  mzteris   Dec-05-11 06:47 PM   #31 
              - You might start by checking what "Asia" entails before you begin such generalizations.  WildNovember   Dec-05-11 10:50 PM   #32 
  - Cultural differences, of course - just because you refuse to believe something doesn't mean it isn't  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-29-11 10:40 PM   #20 
  - I think the big difference is Asian immigrants to the US are much more likely to have  WildNovember   Dec-02-11 03:31 AM   #24 
  - Depends. I don't know what kind of "Asian" students live in that district, but  WildNovember   Dec-02-11 03:19 AM   #22 
  - Born with outstanding abilities  demicritic   Dec-04-11 07:00 AM   #26 
  - literacy in the home which  roody   Dec-05-11 10:53 PM   #33 

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