Monthly Archives: May 1999

Manhattan Institute Lecture in NYC

With the one-year anniversary of the landslide victory of Prop. 227 fast approaching, I’ll be in New York City next week to give a related lecture under the auspices of the free-market Manhattan Institute.

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My Nation Editorial

As many of you are aware, in January I published an opinion piece in the Sacramento Bee, in which I argued that the problem with the public schools was not lack of money, but instead the burden of “educational nonsense” beloved of liberals—self-esteem, whole … Continue reading

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English Success in California and Failure in Arizona

Although the San Francisco Bay Area press (SF Chronicle and Examiner, SJ Mercury News) had extensively covered the Prop. 227 campaign, they have been almost completely silent on the actual implementation of the measure. Now that silence has been broken … Continue reading

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Voucher Veto

Voucher Veto by Ron Unz Nation, Monday, May 3, 1999 In an effort to find common political ground on the vexing issue of public school reform, The Nation passes on to its readers a set of provocative proposals from Ron K. Unz. … Continue reading

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More good news about Prop. 227

Another couple of very nice articles on the implementation of Prop. 227, focusing on the $50 million adult English literacy component. This portion of the initiative, which was the main target of opposition during the campaign for both the Misguided … Continue reading

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