From The Washington Post:
A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that hard work is the reason why Asian-American students do better in school than their white peers... Jennifer Lee, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, said she sees the paper as "a very powerful and informative piece of empirical research that pushes the debate forward." Yet she also noted what she sees as the limitations of the authors' method. Lee argued that wealth and education among Asian-American communities as a whole have an important effect on how students learn. Tutoring is freely available in some Korean churches in Los Angeles, noted Lee, who wrote a commentary accompanying Hsin and Xie's research.

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