Monthly Archives: March 1998

250 Column-Inches on Proposition 227

Last sunday’s San Jose Mercury News ran one of the longest and most extensive investigative stories thus far on the origins of Proposition 227—our “English for the Children” initiative against bilingual education—starting on the front-page, and continuing on for over … Continue reading

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

Bilingual Education Leads to Latino Poverty The Sunday Los Angeles Times (3/29/98) carries an article summarizing the recent research findings by two non-partisan academics on the impact of bilingual education on future earnings. Contrary to their original expectations, labor economists … Continue reading

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New Field Poll Results

Field Poll: Support for Proposition 227 Rises to 70%, Opposition Plummets  English for the Children, Friday, March 20, 1998 Poll: Anti-bilingual education measure has broad support San Jose Mercury News, Friday, March 20, 1998 Bid to bar bilingual teaching keeps … Continue reading

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Mother Tongue-Tied

What is particularly gratifying about this editorial is that the Editorial page of the Mercury News began this campaign as one of the sharpest critics of our initiative. They’ve certainly come a long way. Mother tongue-tied, Editorial San Jose Mercury … Continue reading

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A Higher Education Television Debate

Proposition 227 Television Debate with Ron Unz, Holli, Holli Thier, and Olivia Martinez A Higher Education KCSM/San Mateo, March 18, 1998, 28:28 Debate on California Proposition 227 initiative moderated by Clare Mack, with Ron Unz, Holli Thier, Olivia Martinez.

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“Oops!”

For those of you who haven’t already heard about it, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) last week unveiled a major internal study aimed at demonstrating the success of its huge bilingual education program. Since Los Angeles contains half … Continue reading

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New York Times Story

Here’s a copy of today’s front-page story on our initiative from the New York Times. Unfortunately, the story was negative, and of very poor quality. For example, it completely ignored all the current statistics on bilingual education’s success (or lack … Continue reading

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“Our Children’s Future is at Stake”

Our children’s future is at stake by Jorge Oclander Chicago La Raza, Thursday, February 19, 1998 Oclander is the editor of La Raza, Chicago’s largest Spanish-language newspaper. His opinion comes one week after Latino Beat’s editorial supporting California’s Proposition 227. Bilingual … Continue reading

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