Good Job USA, you let Canada overtake you…

This morning I came across an article in the Washington Post: “U.S. goes from leading to lagging in young college graduates.”  by Daniel de Vise (link included below)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/22/AR2010072201250.html?wprss=rss_metro

With all the colleges, universities, and vocational schools across the United States, we somehow still managed to fall from number 1 in the world for folks aged 25-34 with post-secondary degrees to number 12;  Canada jumped to number 1.  What the heck is going on?

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Application for AANAPISI Designation Open

**Edit: This correction notice was sent out 7/15/2010**

This is a correction to our earlier message with the subject line Application for AANAPISI Designation Open sent on July 14, 2010.

Dear Friends,

Please note that the attached announcement is for the U.S. Department of Education application for Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) funding (under Title III, Part A) and not for the reopening of eligibility for AANAPISI designation. This funding application closes on August 9, 2010. If you applied for designation (opened December 7, 2009 and closed January 6, 2010), you can now apply for funding under this announcement.

Only AANAPISI-designated institutions can apply for funding under this announcement. If you did not apply for designation, but your institution may be interested, we anticipate that the announcement for the reopening of eligibility for AANAPISI designation will be made soon. We will notify you once the announcement is published in the Federal Register.

Please disseminate this correction widely. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you!

This is a correction to our message with the subject line Application for AANAPISI Designation Open sent on July 14, 2010.

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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Bending the Curve, Education Style.

I recently read an article in the Pacific Citizen, JACL‘s newspaper, titled “CSU Votes to Grant Honorary Degrees to WWII Internees.”  Warren T. Furutani, a State Assemblyman in California, introduced a bill last year to grant honorary degrees to those Nisei students who were forced to drop out of school during WWII and sent to internment camps here in the USA.

It seems a little silly to only now recognize the importance of this bill, especially since it’s been a year after it was passed, but this story is not only about recognizing the sacrifice of fellow Americans.  It is also about recognizing the importance of education.  By granting honorary degrees to those who failed to complete their studies, we recognize how important a college degree is.

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