I have seen this in my own life history. I will write something about this soon.
I talk to a lot of immigrant graduate students about how they grew up in India, China, and Africa, and found out soemthing that we could have figured out anyway, but I never really put 2 and 2 together.
The Indian, Chinese and African graduate students would tell me about the public education systems in their country, how they tested for intelligence at a young age and continuously, and tracked ruthlessly.
The Indian and African grad students will say, “India/Cameroon is a poor country, and the government has to train as many smart people as possible so the country won’t be so poor.”
Those are nationalist governments, that want their children (the nation) to succeed. Nationailsm is basically high investment parenting on a national scale.
America does not educate for nationalism; it educates for equalism. I talk to smart American college kids majoring in hard sciences, including 2nd gen Asians…
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