Monthly Archives: September 2000

Take Issue Television Report and Debate

Proposition 227 Television Report and Debate with Michael Krasny, Ron Unz, and Ruben Rosalez Take Issue, BAY TV, September 25, 2000, 31:33 Report on rising California 2000 test scores following Proposition 227; clips of Pat Stelwagen of Berryessa, Carol Mar … Continue reading

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English for the Families of Arizona

The front page of today’s Arizona Republic carried the great story below, revealing that the paper’s statewide poll now showed 74% of voters supporting Prop. 203. Opposition to the measure replacing bilingual education with sheltered English immersion was just 19%. … Continue reading

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“English” Leads Gov. Bush by 60 Points in Arizona Poll

As most of you know, Gov. George W. Bush has repeatedly declared his general support for so-called “bilingual education” programs; and his strong opposition to measures such as California’s Prop. 227 or Arizona’s Prop. 203, which would replace such programs … Continue reading

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We are shocked, shocked!

Two weeks ago, the front-page Commentary section of the Washington Post carried a powerful 1500 word essay by Superintendent Ken Noonan of Oceanside, explaining his changed views on bilingual education. Noonan discussed the dramatic rise in test scores since his … Continue reading

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Communists after the Fall of the Wall

Even years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, there doubtless still remain a few stubborn and elderly ideologues who proclaim the virtues of East European state socialism, arguing that it was never given a fair chance to succeed. The … Continue reading

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Washington Post: “Little Ivan Changed My Mind”

Continuing the enormous and growing national momentum behind “English for the Children,” the Labor Day weekend edition of the Sunday Washington Post carried a long and powerful front-page Commentary piece by Oceanside Superintendent Ken Noonan, attached below. Noonan explains that … Continue reading

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The Prop. 227 Deluge Continues

Triggered by the New York Times story of two weeks ago, a flood of at least some five dozen editorials and columns on the remarkable success of Prop. 227 has now cascaded onto the pages of the national newspapers, with … Continue reading

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The Gift of English

The Gift of English, by Ron Unz It’s past time for New York to scrap bilingual ed City Journal, Autumn 2000 In June 1998, Californians overwhelmingly approved Proposition 227, the controversial ballot initiative that replaced the state’s bilingual-ed system with English-immersion classes. … Continue reading

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