Sunday, May 27, 2012

Why do Asian boys rule the National Geography Bee?

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.

1 comment:

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