I am interested in finding out what Lao people do after high school since there is such a low number of college attendees among our ethnic group. Here’s a couple of questions I would like an answer to. Paragraph response would be appreciated! I included a link to a youtube video because it reminded me of how some Lao people are ignorant or pretend to be ignorant. All I could think of is these people need to go back to school and I wish they were in my class so I can teach them! It also makes me wonder how many Lao people paid attention in school or if they even think education was important. The youtube video was created by the Lao roots magazine. The host are bright young men, but some of the people they interview are not very knowledgeable. Yes, some of them might have been nervous or they were just clowning around for the camera, but it’s apparent some of them need to be more educated. The questions are pretty basic and everybody should know it whether they are Lao or not, but it made me wonder if it is the norm among Lao people to think that it’s okay to be ignorant? The beauty pageant contestants were pretty ignorant and while it does not represent all young Laotian woman, I still cringe at the thought of how some of our young ladies are uneducated. Yes, I did laugh at their answers then I was reflective afterwards.When one of the host says that the beauty pageant contestants crack him up, Billy, the other hosts says ” I guess it’s a beauty pageant not an intelligent contest”. Then his friend retorts, ” Man don’t say that!” I have to agree with Billy when he comments and implies that those girls are not very bright. It definitely was not a contest to see how smart these girls were, but they should at least represent Laotian girls better than that.
3. Did you finish high school? Why or Why not?
4. Did you go into the military? Why or Why not?
5. Did you go into the workforce after high school? Why?
6. Did you go to college? Do you think it is important to obtain a college degree? Why or Why not?
7. Do you think you have to be smart to go to college?