Friday, June 09, 2006

The Glass Ceiling

Asian Americans face the worst discrimination in rising to the management class! (first chart)

Yet Asian Americans have the highest educational attainment, an important qualification for management.

The average rate of improvement over the last 6 years is so slow that it will take 75 years or three generations to reach equal opportunity.

Source of those charts? Government data. Indeed, EEOC has seen the first chart and replied "consistent with our calculations."

For more information, see Break The Glass Ceiling by 80-20 Education Foundation.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Grow old along with me -- Rabbi ben Ezra

Rabbi ben Ezra is a poem by Robert Browning about Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167), one of the great poets, mathematicians and scholars of the 12th century. He wrote on grammar, astronomy, the astrolabe, etc.

The poem begins with:
GROW old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith `A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!'
For SciFi fans, this poem was quoted by Issac Asimov in his science fiction, Pebble in the Sky.