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Tests and Tiger Moms

jturning Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 12:45 PM
Individuals still have choice, and many are led astray by things that happened to them in life or as a result of compounded bad choices.. Was your sister molested when young? That seems to be a big one the fallen angels use to ruin human lives as I had an aunt in my own family that fell victim. However, one particular example doesn't take away from the point Dr. Sowell was making about environment and hard work. In this life there really is no substitute to hard work whether in school or in your career. Many people that don't succeed are that way because they didn't put in the work and/or didn't have parents who required them to put in the early educational work. But its never too late unless you're content to live off others stolen income.
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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