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Asian-American population on the rise, Pew Research Center survey says


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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    A main reason Asian and other countries have not surpassed the United States is that here it is easier to become what we want to be. In too many other countries students are excluded from the fields of study they are passionate about because testing has excluded them. Also we don't burn students out by causing them to study excessively. Our students have a life outside of academics.

    When a person is in a field they are interested in, they contribute more. This is still our great strength. Our public education is inferior though.

    Asian countries tend to make better students than us, but we tend to have more productive people post formal education for this reason. We would be even stronger if our education wasn't so inferior.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 24, 2013 5:14 p.m.

    Look around the affluent areas of our big cities, and you'll find a great percentage of Asians. Until we get government out of education, we'll see greater transformation.

    When it comes to skilled jobs as engineers, chemist, medical workers, our schools aren't cutting it.

    Our schools need to be simplified, and efficient. Too much wasted spending, and fat.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 3:57 p.m.

    People from India are considered Asian.
    What puzzles me is that data from the state board of education shows pathetically low graduation rates for Asians. What happened? Traditionally Asians have outperformed white students.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 23, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    How's those standardized testing, and cooperative learning working out?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 23, 2013 12:55 p.m.


    So, why do we already spend more money on education then any country in history? Think it out.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    So, why do some people support cutting the education budget first...

    when our education makes up less than 1% of the US budget?

    And the US military budget makes up over HALF of the US budget....

    and is x8 greater than any other developed country, on earth?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 23, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Combine that with people from India, and you see that we import skilled workers, and that our education system is lacking.