Monthly Archives: April 2000

Educational Hype vs. Results

Today’s LA Times carried a front-page story on the remarkable educational achievements of elementary schools in the impoverished Inglewood District. Despite their heavily poor and immigrant student body, these schools produced standardized test scores comparable to those of very affluent districts such as Beverly Hills. It … Continue reading

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Test in English or Lose Funding

The lead story in yesterday’s San Francisco Examiner recounted the substantial financial penalties suffered by San Francisco and other school districts which are refusing to test immigrant children in English. Although this testing requirement was not part of Prop. 227—it was passed by the state … Continue reading

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ThinkTank Television Debate

Proposition 227 Television Debate with Mark Lopez, Stephen Krashen, and Ron Unz ThinkTank, PBS Network, April 13, 2000, 27:00 Report on aftermath of California Proposition 227 initiative to dismantle bilingual education; clips of Richard Riley, Peter Skerry; debate moderated by … Continue reading

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Republicans and Race

Here’s a major article of mine on the politics of ethnic matters which appears in the current issue of American Enterprise. In many respects it’s a companion piece to my lengthy Commentary article, being more political and proscriptive and less … Continue reading

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English Still Succeeding

Our campaign finance reform measure—Prop. 25 —was overwhelmingly defeated by the Democratic Party and their close union allies (with the Republicans cheering them on from the sidelines). Fortunately, this same powerful coalition had failed to defeat the earlier Prop. 227, … Continue reading

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The right way for Republicans to handle ethnicity in politics

The right way for Republicans to handle ethnicity in politics by Ron Unz American Enterprise, April/May, 2000 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. Immigration. Bilingual education. Over the past few years, these issues and broader matters of ethnic politics have become the stuff of nightmares for … Continue reading

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