My local PBS station is showing the National Geography Bee - not sure if its live or if it took place last month...maybe what Ive been reading in the news is all the "regional" contests, and now they're doing the national one on TV.
Anyway, of the 8 contestants I see during this final portion, one
was an Indian girl, and two were Caucasian boys, one of whom has washed
out, and one of whom will shortly wash out.
All the rest are Asians - one Chinese American I think, the others Indian-American (as opposed to Native American).
What's up with that?
Well, it's because Asian minorities put a special emphasis on
education, something that apparently can not be said for other
minorities or the Caucasian majority. I think the math bees and the
spelling bees are also ruled by Asian minorities.
Time for parents of all kids to work with those kids to get them interested in learning for the joy of learning.