讀報紙 Reading newspaper

Update: Since DD#1 is away for summer camp, I had to satisfy my zeal on the matter by instructing poor DD#2 instead!  可憐的小女兒 🤣! She is a real champ and worked on it for several hours over three, four days.  By the end, she was enthused with getting the reading right.  (She did miss reading one character.  Can you figure out which one she missed?!)  I am very much certain that her Chinese proficiency will move up to the next level after doing similar read-alouds on ten similar short articles.

 

 

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I found a relevant article in the free local Chinese newspaper for my 15 year old DD#1 to do read-aloud today.  It is about Trump administration’s rescinding Obama era guidance on race in college admissions.  So, we had a good discussion on both side of the arguments, including NYC mayor De Blasio’s proposal to change how students are admitted to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.

DD#1 and I often have intellectual conversation on various topics in Chinese.  Though I do most of the talking, she does enjoy our discussions.

Nevertheless, she is less than thrilled to have to do Chinese read-aloud on more advanced topics, 🤣.  There are obviously a number of vocabularies for her and it does take a little while to go through it with her.   I will have her read the article to fluency in the next couple of days.

歐巴馬政府曾發布「平權」指引,建立大學在審核入學申請時,考慮種族因素,以促進校園多元化環境。美國很多頂級名校,為了防止亞裔學生比例過高,一直在悄悄限制亞裔比例,表面的平權政策,成了事實上的「種族歧視」。

這種持續多年的不公平現象,現在得到川普政府的正視。美國司法部部長塞申斯7月3日宣布,廢除歐巴馬政府的這個指南。司法部和教育部,將同時公布新的準則。川普政府官員表示,歐巴馬政府發布的指南,超越了最高法院對該問題的判決,並且誤導了學校。

紐約中華總商會執行長于金山,7月4日說,川普政府撤銷歐巴馬執政期間的「平權」指引,對華人社區是很好的鼓勵。任何學校的錄取,不看膚色,而是根據學業成績,這才是真正的平權。聯邦司法部,廢除大學招生考慮種族的平權入學的指導方針,這是正確的道路。

他舉例說明,亞裔學生上大學問題上,遭受的不公。在實行「平權法」的一個州,競爭同一所大學的錄取線,亞裔學生的SAT考試成績,必須達到1540, 白人需要1400分,而非裔需要1090分,就能被錄取。亞裔學生的成績就算是A-,也可能不被錄取,而非裔的B-成績,就可以夠格了。同樣成績,非裔被醫學院錄取的機會則是亞裔的三倍。

這是歧視性「平權」,于金山說。按照民權運動領袖,馬丁-路德-金,五十多年前的代表性演講,「我有一個夢想」,其中最重要的精神是:他夢想有一天,他的孩子不會因為他的膚色被評價,而是他的人格與內在。
現在按族裔給入學配額,與「白人優先」有什麼不同?如果你是黑皮膚,棕色皮膚,你就優先?完全不對。這不是公平、公正、公義的做法。

 

 

 

 

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