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Asians - Too Smart for Their Own Good? - NYTimes.com
By CAROLYN CHEN
Published: December 19, 2012

Asian-Americans constitute 5.6 percent of the nation’s population but 12 to 18 percent of the student body at Ivy League schools. But if judged on their merits — grades, test scores, academic honors and extracurricular activities — Asian-Americans are underrepresented at these schools. Consider that Asians make up anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of the student population at top public high schools like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science in New York City, Lowell in San Francisco and Thomas Jefferson in Alexandria, Va., where admissions are largely based on exams and grades.

In a 2009 study of more than 9,000 students who applied to selective universities, the sociologists Thomas J. Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford found that white students were three times more likely to be admitted than Asians with the same academic record.
admissions  education  Colleges_&_Universities  achievement_gaps  ethnic_stereotyping  meritocratic  students  racial_disparities  Asian-Americans  underrepresentation  Stuyvesant_High 
december 2012 by jerryking

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