Asians Beware – An Economist Article about New York’s Best High Schools
New York’s best schools
Top marks largely go to Asians. Bill de Blasio wants to change the exams
FOR the past two years, nine-year-old Harvey Jiang has been privately tutored in maths and reading after school. This allows his parents, who left their village in China two decades ago, to work long hours in their restaurant. But this is not Beijing; this is Brooklyn, where Harvey is swotting early for a controversial exam.
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