10 Irvine high school students earn p...

10 Irvine high school students earn perfect ACT scores

There are 1 comment on the Los Angeles Times story from Jun 8, 2012, titled 10 Irvine high school students earn perfect ACT scores. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

Less than 0.1% of all students who take the ACT earn a perfect score, but that's exactly what 10 students at an Irvine high school managed this school year.

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Guy LaFarge

Fort Irwin, CA

#1 Jun 8, 2012
Hmm...is it just a coincidence that most of the students' surnames are Asian? Is it racist to suggest that THEIR family values are geared more towards success in the academic and professional worlds, than other cultures who actually celebrate violence, gang membership, and the prison lifestyle? Is that society's fault? No, gotta' lay the blame on the parents. Their children pick-up their values, so it makes a difference in what they see mom and dad do for a living (dentist or engineer as opposed to car wash attendant or Wal*Mart stock clerk) and what is expected of them. It's reassuring to know that in some families and cultures, "Failure is NOT an option!" Too bad that's not a culturally-universal standard.

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