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For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions
For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint presentation. Her primer on college admissions begins with the basics: application deadlines, the relative virtues of the SAT versus the ACT and how many Advanced Placement tests to take. Then she eases into a potentially incendiary topic — one that many counselors like her have learned they cannot avoid. “Let's talk about Asians,” she says. Lee's next slide shows three columns of numbers from a Princeton University study that tried to measure how race and ethnicity affect...

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