By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
I’m happy to say UC Berkeley is in the news again.
I attended Cal in the late 60’s and student activism was one of the subject matters that contributed to my education. As the years went by and my relationship … Read more
First Lady Michelle Obama has selected Swetha Prabakaran to serve on the inaugural Student Advisory Board of the education campaign Better Make Room, reports The Indian Express. Better Make Room seeks to provide education opportunities for teenagers in the U.S.
The campaign supports Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, with the campaign website … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Students at Brandeis University didn’t waste a minute pushing a proposal for an Asian American Studies program before the campus’ new president.
Just minutes after the inauguration of Ronald D. Liebowitz as the new president, the Brandeis … Read more
The latest in a seemingly never ending barrage of anti-affirmative action lawsuits has been filed by Edward Blum and his group Students for Fair Admissions, reports the Daily Princetonian.
The group is challenging the results of a federal investigation that determined there was no evidence that Princeton engaged in racial discrimination in it admissions … Read more
The following is an excerpt from Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age.
By Maya Thiagarajan
As a teacher in the US, I often felt nervous about critiquing my students’ work in an honest fashion. I would try my hardest to be as positive as possible about every … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
It’s been four years since Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and the book still sparks strong debate.
Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age from Maya Thiagarajan takes a more measured approach, looking at the best of educational practices from both … Read more
The Dayton Daily News reports a teacher placed on leave after telling an Asian student “You Chinese are supposed to make computers, and you’re breaking them instead” may have a history of making such remarks.
Files obtained by the Daily News through a public records request found teacher Katherine Klimach … Read more
By Ed Diokno
This is the time of year when high school seniors and community college transfers send out their applications for college. I was reminded of my experience as the first in my immediately family to graduate from college (University of California, Berkeley) by this Buzzfeed video by Heather Yang, the mother … Read more
A new report on the economic status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders focuses on the importance of looking at education when telling the Asian American story.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the lowest unemployment rate than any other ethnic group in the country. They also have the … Read more