Monthly Archives: July 2000

Bilingual Education Misrepresentation

Bilingual Education Misrepresentation by Ron Unz Los Angeles Times (Orange County, Letters), Sunday, July 30, 2000 Agustin Gurza accuses me (“Bilingual Ed: The Truth Behind Test Gains,” July 22) of using “statistical sleight of hand” in suggesting that the early Stanford 9 … Continue reading

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Thirty Years of Failure

Thirty Years of Failure by Ron Unz San Francisco Chronicle (Letters), Sunday, July 30, 2000 Your Sunday, Sept. 10 editorial, “A Rush to Judgment on Bilingual Education,” claims that two years isn’t long enough to judge the success of Proposition 227’s dismantling … Continue reading

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Gurza vs. Unz

Last week Agustin Gurza, the designated “Latino affairs” columnist of the Los Angeles Times, devoted his weekly column to a rather disparaging attempt to rebut my own recent Note on the $25,000 performance bonuses likely to be awarded to the … Continue reading

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“Half-Unz”

As most of you are aware, Prop. 25, my sweeping campaign finance reform measure on California’s March ballot was defeated by a well-funded campaign led by Gov. Gray Davis and California’s Democratic Party. Now, ironically enough, California’s Democratic leaders have placed their own … Continue reading

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$25,000 bonuses for English immersion teachers?

California’s new statewide SAT-9 test scores should provide new evidence regarding the impact of Prop. 227, the 1998 initiative which dismantled bilingual education. Although the subtotal test scores of immigrant (“LEP”) students will not be made public until mid-August, the … Continue reading

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No Colorado English Initiative

As some of you may have been aware, there was an ongoing attempt to place a Prop. 227-clone initiative on the November ballot in Colorado. Our organization, English for the Children, was NOT involved in this effort, which was organized … Continue reading

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The Asian-American Double Standard

The current issue of Commentary contains an excellent article by Tamar Jacoby on Asian Americans. The article prompted me to submit the following letter, which I have been told will be published in a forthcoming issue. The Asian-American Double Standard by … Continue reading

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NY Times: “Race in California”

Today’s 4th of July edition of the New York Times contains an excellent front page story on the changing ethnic landscape of California, explaining that the state will become “officially” majority non-white at some point over the next twelve months, … Continue reading

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