Monthly Archives: October 2000

English Sweeps NYC Series, Four-to-Zip

On Thursday, I participated in an Arizona State University debate on Prop. 203, bringing back fond memories of my California campaign for Prop. 227. Just as in 1998, there were hundreds of chanting student demonstrators who arrived after participating in … Continue reading

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A Giuliani Cop-Out?

Last week, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s Bilingual Education Task Force held public hearings in City Hall to consider the implications of a new report documenting the failure of those programs. Although numerous immigrant parents testified about their unhappiness with the Spanish-only … Continue reading

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English, Dan Rather, and Damn Lies in Arizona

On Tuesday, the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather carried another fine story on the outstanding educational results of California’s English immersion program under Prop. 227, and the strong prospects that Prop. 203 will establish a similar system in Arizona … Continue reading

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New York City vs. English

Although near-warfare in the Middle East, the final stages of the tightest Presidential race in forty years, and the likelihood of a “subway” World Series between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets have obviously dominated the front-pages … Continue reading

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English Comes to New York City

Last weekend, New York City’s huge mainstream liberal daily, The New York Daily News, published remarkable and consecutive back-to-back full-page editorials denouncing the educational disaster of twenty-five years of “bilingual education” and urging that City’s leaders replace the program with … Continue reading

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“Unfixing” English Immersion

As mentioned in a previous Note, the stubbornly pro-bilingual California Department of Education has harshly condemned the Oceanside District for establishing an English immersion program that failed to properly provide for the education needs of its Hispanic immigrant students; as … Continue reading

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English for the Children of New York?

Just two short months ago, the New York Times—America’s national newspaper of record—unleashed the current debate on bilingual education programs with a Page One lead story on California’s success with English immersion in the wake of Prop. 227. Now the … Continue reading

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Oceanside Attacked for Doubling Test Scores

In one of the more bizarre aftermaths to the passage of Prop. 227, California’s State Department of Education has released a report denouncing the Oceanside Unified district for its failure to provide proper educational services for limited-English students. The report … Continue reading

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Dishonest Campaign Reform is Worse Than None

Dishonest Campaign Reform is Worse Than None by Ron Unz Los Angeles Times, Sunday, October 1, 2000 For the first time in living memory, California’s entire diverse galaxy of campaign finance reform groups has united behind a single ballot measure campaign. Surprisingly, this reform … Continue reading

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The Asian-American Double Standard

The Asian-American Double Standard by Ron Unz Commentary (Letters), October 2000 Congratulations to Tamar Jacoby for her excellent article, one of the best on Asian-Americans I have read in a number of years. I would add only two points. First, although the … Continue reading

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