Trying to bridge the grade divide

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Why do Asians generally get higher marks than Latinos?  Lincoln High students have candid ideas.

The eight students walked into a room at Lincoln High School prepared to discuss an issue many people, including some of their teachers, considered taboo.

They were blunt. Carlos Garcia, 17, an A student with a knack for math, said, "My friends, most of them say, 'You're more Asian than Hispanic.' "


Published July 16, 2008, Hector Becerra | Times Staff Writer