Vietnam Ranks 6th… in US Immigration

During the US government fiscal year 2015 (ending 30 September 2015), over half a million people emigrated to the US.  Of that number (531,463), 27,391 (5.15%) were from Vietnam, including 13 whose visas were issued under the Vietnam Amerasian category.  Below is the list of top 10 countries based on the number of immigrant visas … Continue reading Vietnam Ranks 6th… in US Immigration

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Excerpt from The New Colossus, a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus, 1883 It's rare that I write a post … Continue reading Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…

Follow the Money: VEF Funding Revisited

I had the privilege of being an invited speaker at yesterday's First Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum in Hanoi.  During the morning plenary session, one speaker referred to the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) as a US government program.  I took the liberty of pointing out to the assembled throng that it is, in fact, a scholarship-for-debt … Continue reading Follow the Money: VEF Funding Revisited

The Wall Times 65: Commemorate That

As official United States forges ahead with its controversial 13-year Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, which, incredibly, extends from May 28, 2012 to November 11, 2025, and the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of the end of the American War in Vietnam this month, here's a simple exercise that will help … Continue reading The Wall Times 65: Commemorate That

VOLUNTEER TEACHERS (or simply “native-speakers” who speak English as their “mother tongue” needed for 3 month renewable contracts along “China Beach” in Tam Ky City

Interesting post by Karl Matsumoto on Dave's ESL Cafe website.  I'm intrigued by the references to "helping poor people" and teaching them about American culture and helping to "repair the damage the US government did" to these "'innocent' and wonderful people called 'Vietnamese'!" Tam Kỳ is the capital city of Quảng Nam Province in central … Continue reading VOLUNTEER TEACHERS (or simply “native-speakers” who speak English as their “mother tongue” needed for 3 month renewable contracts along “China Beach” in Tam Ky City

Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future

Education, Hard Work Considered Keys to Success, but Inequality Still a Challenge As they continue to struggle with the effects of the Great Recession, publics in advanced economies are pessimistic about the financial prospects for the next generation. Most of those surveyed in richer nations think children in their country will be worse off financially … Continue reading Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future