Polski3's View from Here

Quote of some personal revelence: "Is a dream a lie, that don't come true, or is it something worse?"

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Academic Success

Earlier this month, there was an article in the LA TIMES about a student columnist at an LA area high school who created quite a ruckus when he wrote a column in the school newspaper about the achievement gap between the Asian and Hispanic students at his school.

This LA TIMES article did mention several interesting things that I thought I'd share here with you, not highlighting ethnic differences between students but simply factors in academic success for ANY student.

1. Student choices in whom to associate with, and their associates attitude regarding school, grades and academic success.

2. The students believed that academic success was due to working hard rather than aptitude.

3. A belief by students that doing poorly in school would harm their chances for success in life.

4. Parents know how to assist their children in being academically successful and being an advocate for their children's academic success.

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