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With about 2,500 students, Lincoln High draws from parts of Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Chinatown.
Both the neighborhood and student body are about 15% Asian. And yet Asians make up 50% of students taking Advanced Placement classes. Staffers can't remember the last time a Latino was valedictorian.
But what is it? O'Connell called a summit in Sacramento that drew 4,000 educators, policymakers and experts to tackle the issue. Some teachers stomped out in frustration and anger.
Originally posted by alkali
No one in the school system really wants to get to the truth of this issue due to political correctness. They're afraid of offending people and having an incredibly stupid issue like the one in Dallas over Black Holes being racist.
Anyway, the well-known biologist, James Watson, thinks it is related to genes. Of course, there is, no-doubt, a cultural aspect as well. According to a journal by psychologists from UC Berkley and The University of Western Ontario, Asian-Americans are the smartest of the groups in the US with an average IQ of 106. White Americans come in second with an average IQ of 103; Latinos, 89; African-Americans, 85. That follows Watson's ideas about intelligence related to genetics.
There has actually been some research on intelligence related genes regarding Jews. Kinda neat. Google it.
Originally posted by mystiq
Theres more pressure in their culture to succeed. But also, I was reading about scientific research being conducted on Asian athletes, due to their anatomy that allowed an instant boost of O2 to their bloodstream, muscle, and I presume brain. This was just over half a year ago, and there was quite a bit about it. Couldn't find it after 15 minute search so will look later.