Tag Archives: Education

Why I March

Note: The following was written as a letter to students, and they were assigned to write a response essay to agree, disagree, or qualify the positions presented in this position paper. On Saturday, January 21st, 2017, I will be in … Continue reading

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8Asians News: Study Finds Tiger Parenting Not Common Among Chinese American Parents

As reported in Forbes, a 8-year study on over 400 Chinese American families by Su Yeong Kim et. al. published in Asian American Journal of Psychology has found that not only is tiger parenting NOT common among those families studied … Continue reading

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Kindergartners Poisoned by Rival School Director in China

From the Daily Caller: Two chinese girls were killed Thursday after eating poisoned yogurt that had been planted by the owner of a rival kindergarten. The owner confessed to adding rat poison to the yogurt before leaving it on the … Continue reading

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The Daily Show: Michelle Rhee

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Last month, Tina had blogged about Michelle Rhee and her distaste for Rhee’s maniacal focus focus on standardized testing. I think I had first heard of Rhee when she graced the cover of Time … Continue reading

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8Questions With Kevin Bobo, Associate Professor of Music (Percussion) of Indiana University Bloomington

In the seeming cultural wasteland of the Midwest there are pockets around the University centers that have some surprisingly compelling and active communities. In Bloomington, IN, which is where we live right now, we’ve discovered a huge community of musicians … Continue reading

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Top Seoul Educator Accused of Bribery

From Korea Times: “Embattled top Seoul educator Kwak No-hyun said Thursday he will continue to work with a ‘sense of grave responsibility,’ rebuffing calls for his early resignation over ever-growing bribery allegations…His remarks came as the prosecution plans to summon … Continue reading

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Do Asians have to work harder to get into an Elite College?

A mother called up the admissions officer of a local private high school. “How can I best position my daughter to get into your high school?” she asked. “What grade is she in?” replied the admissions officer. “Fourth grade,” said … Continue reading

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RIP Ronald Takaki (1939-2009)

It was announced by Ronald Takaki’s family that famous  Asian American historian committed suicide after a twenty year struggle with multiple sclerosis. You can read the obituary from the LA Times here. Ron Takaki was a hero of mine when … Continue reading

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