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What do you think is the reason for spelling bee results?

Asked by imrainmaker (8375points) May 30th, 2016

Indian American kids seem to be dominating this competition for last decade or so. What do you think might be the reason for this?

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Call_Me_Jay's avatar

It’s genetic. Their forebearers had to deal with names like the Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta railway station.

ragingloli's avatar

White kids are taught that knowledge is elitist and uncolonial.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

White kids are taught that knowledge is elitist

That part is true for a large part of the population.

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

^^ True. I recently complained to my daughter’s Jr High principal that the school honors its athletes more than it does its academic achievers.

jca's avatar

I think Indian and East Asian (Chinese and Japanese) kids are taught to study study study and read and take music lessons, as opposed to playing video games which is prevalent for many white and black kids.

Much, not all.

I used to have a boss who was from China. Her two daughters were only allowed a few hours of TV on Saturdays. Other than that, it was studying, homework, piano and violin lessons and Chinese culture school. One went to Harvard, one went to Yale. That is not unusual in Asian cultures.

imrainmaker's avatar

Wouldn’t you want your kids to top that competition?

stanleybmanly's avatar

It would appear that it will fall to the children of recent immigrants to sustain our former standards.

YARNLADY's avatar

Some parents value spelling over the alternative, varied edication.

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