Posted by Mv former student, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Isn't it interesting that the "model minority" (and we all know which one we are talking about) are proficient in English within one year after arriving in the country. They also excel in most all subjects and frequently win spelling contests.
I have talked to many parents and former students who are members of the "model minority" and they all tell me the same story: their parents insist on excellence in scholarship. None of them gets dinner, get to watch TV or play video games until all their homework is finished. They also get annoyed being referred to as a model minority so my apologies.
Posted by School Parent, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Nov 13, 2012 at 12:15 am
I think there is a mistaken assumption that the large percentage of ELL students are Hispanic. I don't find it to be the case at our school. My child's kindergarten class has 7 ELL students (out of 24). 5 of those speak Russian, 1 speaks Mandarin, and 1 speaks Spanish. It is similar in the other classrooms.