‘Success in America’
It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. Find out why when Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and Israel Congregation present a special screening of the 92nd Street Y’s program, ‘Success in America,’ on Wednesday, May 21, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Burr and Burton Academy’s Hunter Seminar Room in Manchester, Vt. Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.
Husband-and-wife team Amy Chua (author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother) and Jed Rubenfeld – both Yale professors – discuss their new book, ‘The Triple Package,’ and expose the three unlikely traits that explain the rises and fall of cultural groups in America, in a talk that could transform the way you think about success and achievement.
Tickets are available for $10. For more information or to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call Karen Dreiblatt at 802-867-0111.