Asian successes in education can be copied by all

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February 7, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Here is a handful of statistics describing the success that Asian-Americans — many of whom are the children of immigrants who arrived in this country poor as church mice a generation ago — have in education:

— Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college and university by race:
All races ………….. 39.6
Asian………………..57.6
White ………………..44.2
Black ………………..32.1
Hispanic ……………32.1

— Percent of all adults 25 and older to achieve high school diplomas by race
All races ………………86.6
Whites ……………….. 91.5
Asians ………………..89.0
Black …………………. 83.3
Hispanic …………….  62.3

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