Monthly Archives: July 1999

National Journal Article

As many of you may have noticed, much of the immediate press coverage following the release of the new post-227 student test scores seemed to miss the forest for the trees. The general focus seemed to be on whether the … Continue reading

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Oakland Tribune Profile

Here’s another nice profile of my activities which just appeared in the Sunday edition of the Oakland Tribune and the other newspapers of the Alameda Newspaper Group. I’m glad that I was able to provide Kinko’s Copies with some free … Continue reading

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Immigrant Test Scores Jump After 1st Year of Prop. 227

Immigrant Student Test Scores Reveal Large Increase After First Year of Prop. 227 English Immersion Classes  English for the Children, Thursday, July 22, 1999 STAR Test scores and percentage increases for Selected Districts

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Changing of the Guard

Under many circumstances, strong praise from one’s opponents is a very significant means of political validation. I attach below excepts from the remarks of James Crawford, one of America’s most prominent pro-bilingual activist/organizers, delivered at a national bilingual education conference … Continue reading

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New Republic Profile

I’m attaching below a very comprehensive and generally rather positive profile of my activities which just appeared as the cover story of the current issue of The New Republic. I’ve been a subscriber to TNR for almost fifteen years—it’s long … Continue reading

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Unfortunate California Testing Errors

As many of you may have already heard, Harcourt Educational Measurement, the company retained by the California Department of Education to administer and analyze the Stanford-9 STAR tests to California students late yesterday evening announced that it had made a … Continue reading

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