Yearly Archives: 1998

“Bilingual Programs Failing”

I’m attaching a nice column from last month’s Arizona Republic on the bilingual education situation there. As the article details, a group of Hispanic parents, teachers, and community activists from Tucson and Phoenix are planning to file their own Prop. … Continue reading

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School Districts Far Apart on Prop. 227

Here’s a nice update story from the Sunday’s Sacramento Bee. You can judge for yourselves whether the Prop. 227 glass is half empty or half full. School districts far apart on Prop. 227 Sacramento Bee, Sunday, December 6, 1998, FRONT PAGE

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Some Minorities Are More Minor than Others

Some Minorities Are More Minor than Others by Ron Unz Wall Street Journal, Monday, November 16, 1998 With the victory of Washington state’s Initiative 200, which ends affirmative action in government hiring, contracting and education, supporters of racial preferences have asked … Continue reading

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Bilingual Education Support at Under 4% Among Immigrant Parents in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Bilingual Education Support Running at Under 4% Among Immigrant Parents in Los Angeles and Orange Counties  English for the Children, Thursday, October 22, 1998 Bilingual Classes Still Thriving in Wake of Prop. 227 Los Angeles Times, Thursday, October 22, 1998

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The Battle Over Prop. 227

Here’s a good piece from yesterday’s LA Times. There is one slight glitch—the actual language of the initiative requires “nearly all” instruction to be in English. The Battle Over Prop. 227 Is Far From Over… by Douglas Laskin Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

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Outrageous Bilingual Blackmail

In the most outrageous action taken following the passage of Prop. 227, the Los Angeles Unified School District has decided to refuse to teaching reading or even possibly the full alphabet to young immigrant children unless their parents request bilingual … Continue reading

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Ron Unz: “Latino Children Deserve More Than Just Half an Education”

California Bilingual Teaching Lives on After Vote to Kill It  New York Times, Saturday, October 3, 1998

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Latino Kids Don’t Learn English in Double Immersion Programs

Bilingualism thrives at this school Orange County Register, Thursday, September 24, 1998, FRONT PAGE

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Widespread Misinterpretation of Prop. 227

Ron Unz: Gilroy violates Prop. 227  San Jose Mercury News, Monday, September 21, 1998

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Outrageous Test Scores

“LAUSD Test Scores”, Sylvia David, Ontario Letters to the Editor, The Los Angeles Times, Friday August 7, 1998

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First day of class for Proposition 227

I’m attaching the following two articles from the front pages of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, regarding the first days of classes in the Proposition 227 post-bilingual education era. At least so far, we are cautiously … Continue reading

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Implementation Questions & Answers

Implementation Questions & Answers In response to repeated inquiries, the following represents the official position of the Proposition 227 leadership on matters of interpretation.

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Federal Judge Backs Prop. 227, Court Challenge Fails

Prop. 227 court challenge fails San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, July 16, 1998, FRONT PAGE The 227 Train, Editorial San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, July 16, 1998 Federal Judge Backs Proposition 227, Implementation to Begin on Aug. 2nd English for … Continue reading

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Fox News Sunday Television Debate

Proposition 227 Television Debate with Ron Unz and Victor Morales Fox News Sunday, Fox/National, June 7, 1998, 10:20 Debate on victory of California Proposition 227 initiative to dismantle bilingual education, moderated by Tony Snow and Brit Hume, with Ron Unz … Continue reading

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Election Night Celebration

Join History in the Making… Attend the Election Night Celebration

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Television Report and Debate

Proposition 227 Television Report and Debate, with Ron Unz, Fernando Vega, Holli Thier, and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman KGO/San Francisco, May 31, 1998, 29:14 Report on California Proposition 227 initiative to dismantle bilingual education; clips of Ray Dawley, Ron Unz of English … Continue reading

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Talkback Live Television Debate

Proposition 227 Television Debate with Ron Unz, Carlos Garcia, Jaime Zapata, and Alice Callaghan Talkback Live, CNN Network, May 29, 1998, 26:44 Debate on California Proposition 227 initiative to dismantle bilingual education, moderated by Bobbie Battista, with Ron Unz of … Continue reading

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Republican Billionaire Donates Millions to Defeat 227

Republican Billionaire Owner of Spanish Language TV Network Donates Millions to Defeat Proposition 227 English for the Children, Sunday, May 24, 1998

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Spanish TV Mogul Funds Prop. 227 Foes

Tycoon Gives $1.5 Million to Measure’s Opponents Los Angeles Times, Friday, May 22, 1998

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Paul Gigot Column in Wall Street Journal

How to Win When The Pols Oppose You by Paul A. Gigot Wall Street Journal, Friday, May 15, 1998

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Week in Review Television Debate

Proposition 227 Television Debate, with Ron Unz, Holli Thier, Henry Gradillas, and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman. Week in Review, Century Cable/Los Angeles, May 15, 1998, 28:08 Debate on California Proposition 227 initiative to dismantle bilingual education, moderated by Bill Rosendahl, with Ron … Continue reading

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Latino Vote Is Key to Depth of 227’s Victory

Latino vote is key to depth of 227’s victory by Joanne Jacobs San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, May 14, 1998

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Bilingual Education Hurts Earnings Study Shows

Bilingual Education May Shortchange Some Students, Studies Find San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, May 11, 1998

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Communidad del Valle Television Debate

Proposition 227 Television Debate, with Ron Unz, Fernando Vega, Mike Honda, and Sarah Garcia Communidad del Valle, KNTV/San Jose, May 10, 1998, 23:00 Debate on California Proposition 227 initiative moderated by Damian Trujillo, with Ron Unz, Fernando Vega of Redwood … Continue reading

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Media Coverage Round-Up

A very kind Lexington column from the London Economist Ron Unz, swim instructor Economist, Saturday, May 2, 1998

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