We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My Dad went to Stuyvesant. Took the trolly to the El from north east Bronx. He was extrememly proud of his time there and rightly so. Did it in three and a half years with a 100 on Geometry Regents. It was a great place (that and BHS of sci) for a kid with no money to excel and open doors.
Most Asian-Americans are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Many have come to the U.S. specifically for the educational opportunities; consequently, the pool of Asians in U.S. schools is much larger than most other pools, drawing the most educated from much of Asia.