Monthly Archives: February 1999

Harvard Lectures

I’ll be in the Boston area late next week participating in two events sponsored by Harvard University. Those of you who will be in the area and might be interested in attending should call the numbers below to arrange an … Continue reading

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Educational consequences of Prop. 227

Another couple of articles highlighting the apparent educational successes of Prop. 227, both for children and their parents. There’s been a real flurry of recent media coverage on the issue, all of it strongly positive. Perhaps at some point the … Continue reading

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Political aftermath of Prop. 227 in California

If these early reports regarding the rapid success of Prop. 227 continue to accumulate, there certainly will be a lot of “I told you so”s from the people of California (who overwhelmingly supported 227) toward the politicians of California (who … Continue reading

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More Bilingual Failure in Arizona

Here’s some more information on the emerging collapse of bilingual education in Arizona. Turns out the leading defender of B.E. in the state legislature had had to rescue his OWN SON from being trapped in B.E., even though he knew … Continue reading

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Bilingual Education Failing in Arizona

I’m sending along a few recent articles detailing the disastrous state of bilingual education programs in Arizona, whose record is arguably even more unsuccessful than those of California. As most of you are already aware, the manifest failure of Arizona’s … Continue reading

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Villaraigosa, Unz, and bipartisanship

As many of you might already be aware, Democratic Speaker of the Assembly Antonio Villaraigosa’s recent appointment of me to his Commission on state and local government finance generated quite a bit of controversy. Some bilingual education activists deeply resented … Continue reading

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