Yearly Archives: 1997

Field Poll Results

The statewide Field Poll came out this week with the numbers on our “English for the Children” initiative, and they are VERY GOOD—overwhelming, landslide support among all ethnic, demographic, and ideological groups in California. The story was front-page news up … Continue reading

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Sacramento On-Line Television Report and Debate

Proposition 227 Television Report and Debate, with Ron Unz and Kelly Hayes-Raitt Sacramento On-Line, Fox40/Sacramento, Friday, December 12th, 1997, 25:28 Report on bilingual education controversy and initiative in California; clips of Luis Carias-Alvarado, Lt. Gov. Gray Davis, Patty Garner; debate moderated by … Continue reading

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The Case for Assimilation

An excellent editorial in Friday’s WSJ, which also briefly touches on our initiative effort. The Case for Assimilation, Editorial Wall Street Journal, Friday, November 28, 1997

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Is It Hasta la Vista for Bilingual Ed?

Although the story is fine overall, there is one factual error, namely the claim that I inflated some information on a job resume, which is certainly untrue. Is it hasta la vista for bilingual ed? U.S News & World Report, … Continue reading

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Campaign Submitting Over 700,000 Signatures for June 1998 Ballot

“English for the Children” Campaign Submitting Over 700,000 Signatures for June 1998 Election Ballot English for the Children, Thursday, November 13, 1997

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The Storm Over Bilingual Ed

Here are three articles from the Thursday 11/6/97 opinion page of the San Jose Mercury News, which was entirely devoted to our “English for Children” initiative. I was particularly pleased by the favorable coverage since until about five weeks ago, … Continue reading

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English-language Immersion in Mexican Schools

The following account of the English-language immersion programs found in top Mexican schools was e-mailed to our OneNation.org web site.

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Final Call on Petition Signatures

It’s been a long, hard run, but we’re now rounding the final turn on our petition drive. To be sure of qualifying by random count for the June 1998, we need as large a safety margin of signatures as we … Continue reading

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George Will: Challenging Bilingual Education

Here’s a good piece by George Will drawing the appropriate connections between our initiative and immigration issues. Challenging Bilingual Education , by George Will Washington Post, Sunday, October 26, 1997

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Uncommon Knowledge Television – Habla English?

“Habla English?” with Ron Unz and Joseph Jaramillo Uncommon Knowledge/Hoover Institution, October 23, 1997 Ron Unz, chairman, English for the Children, and Joseph Jaramillo, staff attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, discuss if bilingual education failed, and if … Continue reading

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An Opposing Opinion Column

I’m sending along a recent opinion piece critical of our initiative. However, the critic has common sense, and attacks a recent bilingual academic study suggesting that it takes 10 years for a young child to learn English as absurd and … Continue reading

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Bilingualism vs. Bilingual Education

Bilingualism vs. Bilingual Education, by Ron Unz A system that ensures failure is kept alive by the flow of federal dollars. A 1998 initiative would bring change Los Angeles Times, Sunday, October 19, 1997 As each new microchip and fiber-optic cable … Continue reading

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Bilingualism vs. “Bilingual Education”

Bilingualism vs. Bilingual Education, by Ron K. Unz Los Angeles Times, Sunday, October 19, 1997

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Star Latino Teacher Joins Bilingual Foes, Etc.

Star Latino teacher joins bilingual foes  Sacramento Bee, Thursday, October 16, 1997, FRONT PAGE

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LA Times Poll: Bilingual Education Gets Little Support

THE TIMES POLL:Bilingual Education Gets Little Support  Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, October 15, 1997, FRONT PAGE

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Overcoming Leadership Opposition, California Republican Party Endorses “English for the Children” Initiative

California’s Largest Teachers Union to Hold Referendum on Endorsing “English for the Children” Initiative English for the Children, Wednesday, October 1, 1997 Overcoming Leadership Opposition, California Republican Party Endorses “English for the Children” Initiative English for the Children, September 28, … Continue reading

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Jim Lehrer Newshour Television Report and Debate

Bilingual Education Television Report and Debate with Ron Unz and James Lyons Jim Lehrer Newshour/PBS Network, September 15, 1997, 21:57 Report on bilingual education controversy in Denver schools and opposition to proposed three year limit; clips of Rowland Tharp, Irv … Continue reading

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In California, a Fight Against Bilingual Classes

In California, a Fight Against Bilingual Classes Boston Globe, Sunday, August 31, 1997, FRONT PAGE

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Follow up to Wall Street Journal Article

Here’s an interesting follow-up note from Hal Netkin, the author of the recent Wall Street Journal article on “bilingual education,” and a volunteer on our campaign.

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Bilingual Education: Separate and Unequal

Another very nice article on the campaign, from The Economist, one of the world’s most highly-regarded newsweeklies. Also, our segment on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer will probably be airing Monday or Tuesday evening on PBS. Bilingual education: Separate and … Continue reading

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Unz to Appear on McNeil-Lehrer Newshour

Campaign Chairman Ron Unz to appear on McNeil-Lehrer Newshour Ron Unz, Chairman of the “English for the Children” campaign, is scheduled to appear on the Wednesday, August 27 edition of the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, one of America’s most highly regarded national … Continue reading

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Judge Confirms no Federal Requirement for “Bilingual Education”

Along with most of you, we were disappointed at the temporary injunction granted last week by State Superior Court Judge Ronald Robie against the plans of the Orange Unified School District to shift their English learner program from “bilingual education” … Continue reading

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“Desperate to Learn English”

Here’s an opinion piece which the New York Times just solicited from Alice Callaghan, who helped organize the original Latino Boycott against “bilingual education,” and now is an advisor to our own campaign. Desperate to Learn English, by Alice Callaghan … Continue reading

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English Update

Our campaign has really ignited! On Friday, we had a front-page story on Gloria in the Orange County edition of the LA Times, as well as my radio appearance on a LA show. The calls started pouring in, ringing off … Continue reading

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Latino Leader of Clinton-Gore Campaign Joins Anti-Bilingual Initiative Drive

Latino Leader of Clinton-Gore Campaign Joins Anti-Bilingual Initiative Drive English for the Children, Tuesday, August 5, 1997 Next Big Push From California: No Bilingual Ed  Christian Science Monitor, Wednesday, July 30, 1997, FRONT PAGE

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