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Carl31 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 10:28 PM
Excellent comments. Kids here just don't have free time. After regular school it's one private cram school after another, coming home after 10:00 PM, then their parents have them spend another 3-4 hours at study. Every day. I know of a woman who was upset that her granddaughter didn't study at all on Christmas. Schools have no sports, clubs, anything. Obesity is becoming a problem. Kids arrive at college having never known the resposibility of being on a sports team or learned to balance their study time with other activities. My students learn facts quickly, but hesitate to evaluate them, they just never did it in their earlier schooling. Yes we have our problems, but I dont' want to see this in America.
New York City's Stuyvesant High School is one of those all too rare public schools for intellectually outstanding students. Such students are often bored to death in schools where the work is geared to the lowest common denominator, and it is by no means uncommon for very bright students to become behavior problems.

Recent statistics on the students who passed the examination to get into Stuyvesant High School raise troubling questions that are unlikely to receive the kind of serious answers they deserve.

These successful applicants included 9 black students, 24 Latino students, 177 white students and 620 Asian Americans.

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