Clarification on Mr. Raymond Wong’s Comments on NY1

By | March 20, 2019

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2019

Livingston, New Jersey: Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) Board Director Raymond Wong appeared on NY1 on March 19th, 2019. In a discussion concerning the SHSAT, Mr. Wong relayed his personal experience of how Asian-American families prepare students for the SHSAT. He did not imply that families of other races value education less than Asian-American families. It is our mission to eliminate racial discrimination in all American education institutions. AACE believes individuals of all races deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in New York’s public schools including the specialized schools. We look forward to the day when African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American students all receive the quality education they deserve.

Asian American Coalition for Education

Swann Lee, telephone: (617) 906-6380, email:
Wenyuan Wu, telephone: (786) 393-8028, email:

About the AACE:

Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) is a non-political, nonprofit, grassroots national organization, the proven leader in fighting for Asian-American children’s equal educational rights. On May 15, 2015, the founders of AACE united 64 Asian-American organizations and jointly filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request that they conduct investigations into Harvard University’s discriminatory admissions practices against Asian-American applicants. As the largest joint action taken by Asian-American communities over the last few decades, this complaint is now being investigated by the Justice Department. Over the years, we have advanced the cause of equal education rights for the Asian-American community. In July 2018, the federal government adopted our policy recommendations by rescinding Obama era guidance that promoted racial balancing and acquiesced to racial discrimination in college admissions.