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Tests and Tiger Moms

dwhite892 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 10:16 PM
My Tiger Mom would change my High school schedule and eliminate the easy teachers I had chosen. She didn't tell me of this until the year after I earned my PhD from the top program in my field. I always thought the High School had made the changes. She once told me that when a mom's wings get tired they switch to their broom. Too many of my current students don't have such mom's but those who do know how to think, write and succeed.
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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