Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town

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49 - Percent of Asian Americans aged 25 and older hold a college degree

28 - Percent of all U.S. adults hold a college degree

35.5 - Percent of Cambodian adults do not have a high school diploma or equivalent

62 - Percent of first-generation Cambodian refugees in Long Beach who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Asian Americans are the best-educated and highest-income ethnic group in the United States. They are often referred to as the “model minority,” suggesting that all Asians are successful in school and in life. But Southeast Asian Americans have some of the lowest high school completion rates in the nation. "America By The Numbers with "Maria Hinojosa" visit Long Beach, California — the city with America’s largest Cambodian community — to find out why this educational crisis is happening and what people are doing about it.

"America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa" is a new and innovative documentary series, revealing how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA.