Monthly Archives: June 1999

Immigrant Test Scores Jump after Prop. 227

More test score data has now been released, again showing an astonishing rise in immigrant student scores in the wake of Prop. 227, which dismantled bilingual education last year. Oceanside district, which had most strictly complied with Prop. 227, raised … Continue reading

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Avoiding a New Cold War with China

Avoiding a New Cold War with China by Ron Unz AsianWeek, Thursday, June 24, 1999 With the release of the Cox Commission report, the growing national hysteria regarding relations with China has reached troubling, even alarming, proportions. Growing international hostility between … Continue reading

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$4 BILLION versus…Nothing

This morning all of California’s major newspapers carried front page stories presenting the conclusions of a multi-million dollar study of California’s vaunted class-size reduction program, which has spent some $4 BILLION since 1996 on ensuring that most elementary school classrooms … Continue reading

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Prop. 227 DOUBLES or TRIPLES Immigrant Test Scores After Six Months!!

One year after the landslide victory of Prop. 227 in California, the first new test scores have now just been released, those of Oceanside, and they are nothing short of remarkable. The Oceanside school district had become notorious and controversial … Continue reading

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Federalism vs. Roe. vs. Wade

Federalism vs. Roe. vs. Wade by Ron Unz Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, June 16, 1999 Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush has now announced that he will not impose an abortion litmus test on his Supreme Court nominees. Such views may … Continue reading

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Washington Post Retraction

As most of your are already aware, this Tuesday’s Washington Post contained an appallingly negative story on myself and our political reform initiative effort. The article—which more or less portrayed me as the devil incarnate—described me as a “skinny nerd” … Continue reading

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