Monthly Archives: January 1999

New York Times Sunday Magazine

I’m sending a lengthy and excellent piece in today’s New York Times Sunday Magazine. To my mind, the untold story of the bilingual education debate is not the bilingual education doesn’t work—every single serious journalist who has spent substantial time … Continue reading

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Democratic Assembly Speaker Appoints Ron Unz

MEDIA ADVISORY: JANUARY 25, 1999 (310) 737-1969 Democratic Speaker of the Assembly Antonio Villaraigosa Appoints Ron Unz to Speaker’s Commission on State Finance Sacramento—Democratic Speaker of the Assembly Antonio R. Villaraigosa has appointed Ron Unz to the Speaker’s Commission on … Continue reading

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“Teachers Show the Way”

Here’s a nice lead editorial in the LA Times. Considering that the Times (along with nearly every other major paper in the state) opposed Prop. 227, the claim that the initiative seems to be working so well because of a … Continue reading

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New Yorkers Hate Bilingual Ed

Another piece which just appeared in the Winter issue of City Journal in which I mention the amazing Zogby polling numbers for New Yorkers. You would think some politician there would be willing to get on the right side of … Continue reading

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“LA Students Take to English Immersion”

L.A. Students Take to English Immersion Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, January 13, 1999, FRONT PAGE

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English for the Children of Arizona

The campaign to put a “227-like” initiative on the Arizona ballot began on Wednesday, with a burst of local media coverage (articles attached). Although pro-bilingual demonstrators led an aggressive protest against “English for the Children of Arizona”, public opinion polls … Continue reading

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Educational Nonsense and Vouchers

Educational Nonsense and Vouchers by Ron Unz Sacramento Bee, Sunday, January 3, 1999 As the hot-button political issue of the 1998 election, educational reform has inspired a host of political proposals, ranging from the foolish to the ridiculous. Unfortunately, political sloganeering … Continue reading

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New Yorkers Hate Bilingual Ed

New Yorkers Hate Bilingual Ed by Ron Unz City Journal, Winter 1999 For 25 years, California’s indefensible bilingual-ed system forced many of the state’s 1.3 million non-English-speaking children to take their classes in their native tongue, guaranteeing that few became proficient … Continue reading

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