“Ruth Stanislaus, principal of P.S. 971 in Sunset Park, whose student population is now a little over half Chinese, was taken aback when one mother of a kindergartner—a five-year-old, mind you—announced in faltering English: “My son must go Harvard.” If, as sometimes appears to be the case, “Harvard” is the first English word learned by immigrant Chinese mothers, the second word is probably “Stuyvesant.” Remember”


Kay S. Hymowitz, The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back
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