Khmers Hold Highest HS Drop-Out Rate in US

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  • #4268

    Pleu
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    Nationwide, black students graduate high school at a rate of 69 percent. Hispanics graduate at 73 percent. Whites graduate at a rate of 86 percent.

    But only 66% Cambodian-Americans graduate! That means 1 out of 3 khmer students end up dropping out of school in America.

    Barely  14% of khmers in America graduate with a bachelor’s degree or higher. That is three times less than the graduation rates of their Chinese and Caucasian counterparts.

    Why? Is it really mostly cuz of the Khmer Rouge some 40+ years ago?

    On the higher end of the US educational spectrum, Indians, Chinese, and Koreans attain even more education than Whites!

    70 percent of Indian adults in the United States have a college degree or higher—which is two and a half times as high as the 28 percent U.S. national average. Among Chinese and Koreans, the college graduation rates are well above the U.S. average at 51 and 53 percent, respectively.

     

     

  • #4270

    Mr.Children
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    I think the stats are not fair. It’s counting the parents who are not documented to graduate high school..even if they did graduate high school in Cambodia. Most Khmer Americans raised in America do graduate HS. The problem is that we have low rates of college graduates and the ones who do are usually f*cked. I know a bunch of Khmer girls who were typical college graduates who think they will take on the world but now are struggling after college. However, from my research, it’s true that Khmer people do worst than even black people. However, again, like I said, most of the Khmers who came to America came from communist and are the dumbest of the dumb. Black people were raised to be the best of the best in America for many generations.  It’s not fair comparison.

    Still, why most of my peers wanna be at the bottom? I personally got degree, certifications, and high paying job, while many of my peers do job that take only 10 minutes to learn..scan, hold, move, press, etc.

  • #4275

    Pleu
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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4255464/

    Based on the 2000 Census, over half of the Cambodian Americans living in California (56%) had less than a high school education, while only nine percent had earned a college degree. These disturbing patterns among Cambodian Americans contradict the notion of all Asian Americans being a “model minority”

     

    • #4286

      Mr.Children
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      Because they are counting all of the older Khmers…many of them went to high school in Cambodia, but it’s not documented in the US.

  • #4313

    Mr.Children
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    As you can see, it’s the older people who are bringing the stats down..and that’s because they don’t have a diploma that is officially documented in the US. To say that they drop out is like saying that Khmer people didn’t born because they don’t have a birth certificate.
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    85%</td>
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    59%</td>
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    62%</td>
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    47%</td>
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    69%</td>
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    85%</td>
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    90%</td>
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    https://www.scpr.org/blogs/multiamerican/2015/03/18/17990/for-younger-cambodian-americans-a-narrowing-educat/

     

     

  • #4323

    Mr.Children
    Participant

    I can’t edit my own post for some reason and it didn’t show up right. Nevertheless.

    As you can see below and in the link, Most Khmer Americans born in America graduate high school. Most Foreign born under 18 graduate high school. What brings the number down are older Khmers who don’t have a degree to prove that they graduated high school. That’s like saying somebody did’t born because they don’t have a birth certificate.

     

    https://www.scpr.org/blogs/multiamerican/2015/03/18/17990/for-younger-cambodian-americans-a-narrowing-educat/

     

    Graduated High School
    Native Born –     85%
    Foreign Born –    59%
    Overall –              62%

     

    Foreign Born Graduation Rate
    Over 18 age –    47%
    13-18 –              69%
    6-12-                85%
    0-6 –                 90%

     

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