Monday, November 6, 2017

80-20 WINS battles for your kids

Two Recent Examples Given

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    Two recent examples of WINNING for our kids.

Example (1): 

   3 days ago, we sent you "An Opportunity for AsAm Youth to Speak Out".  It was about New York Times' invitation to all students to comment on its article, entitled "Is the College Admissions Process Fair?"

  When I saw the NYT article there was only comment -- strongly for  "race preference admissions", which denies AsAm students with equal opportunity. EF didn't want NYT to get the impression that all students are for such an admissions policy. NYT has national influence! So I hustled to send out the 2nd e-newsletter of the week and urged our students to speak out.

   Success!  By now, there are 30+ comments.  Only 1 comment has recommendations.  It is the one that mentioned the "140 SAT points" that EF emphasized.   See below, the red emphasis was added. Most of the rest of 30+ comments have no recommendation.  To see Zhang's comment on NYT click here, scroll to the bottom and click on "read more" and further scroll down to near the bottom.

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Daniel Zhang

Ann Arbor, MI Nov. 4

We have been taught for years that all races are equal. But, when we compete for college admission, not all races are equal. Asian American students have to score on average 140 SAT points more than white students to have an equal opportunity of admission. The gap is even greater between Asian American students and African American students. Asian Americans never treated African Americans or whites unfairly historically or presently, why are they penalized in college admission? Whoever tells me that all races are equal should answer this question first. 

Reply  9 Recommend 

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      Students can still go there to comment.  You can still go support those comments that you like.  In America, we either speak out or lose out!

Example (2): 

      2 weeks ago,  EF emailed you "Groundbreaking  News on College Admissions".  It was about an editorial from The Hoya, Georgetown University's student paper.   It advocated "Refocus Admissions on Merit".

Wow, that's a great editorial from the student paper of an elite college.
However, the only comment on that editorial was very negative. So EF
sent you an e-newsletter urging you to go there to state your view of the editorial. Tens of comments from our side went in. Two weeks later HOYA published another editorial entitled: "Eliminate Legacy Privilege" :-) :-) :-)

    See how it works?!   "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

We are in a "David against Goliath" battle for AsAm youth. We must win many small battles in order to win the BIG war. Follow 80-20. We are effective and know politics.


S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
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