Monthly Archives: January 2001

NYC Plan: More Money, Less English

For years up until 1997, California’s political leaders and teacher unions had attempted to reform or reduce the system of Spanish-almost-only “bilingual education,” which all recognized as disastrous. A few hundred fanatic supporters of the program successfully blocked all substantive … Continue reading

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November 2002 in Colorado?

I recently spent a day in Denver meeting with local activists eager to support a 2002 “English for the Children” ballot initiative closely modeled after our successful efforts in California and Arizona. Such a campaign would likely be led by … Continue reading

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Vouchers Yes, Vouchers No

The Autumn issue of City Journal, a highly-regarded public policy quarterly published by the free-market Manhattan Institute, contained a fascinating conflict of visions.

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Above the Law in Arizona? – NRO

Above the Law in Arizona? by Ron Unz Some kind of conservative National Review (Online), January 12, 2001 In recent years, Republicans have regularly charged that liberal Democrats tend only to enforce those laws that they support and ignore those laws they … Continue reading

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Above the Law in Arizona?

In recent years, Republicans have regularly charged that liberal Democrats tend only to enforce those laws that they support and ignore those laws they regard as misguided. Although the evidence for this criticism is mixed at best, demands for reestablishing … Continue reading

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Conservatives vs. Evolution

In late December, I happened to notice a caricature of a confused looking monkey on the cover of the American Spectator, a prominent conservative magazine recently come under new ownership. To my horror, the lengthy cover story, with associated articles, … Continue reading

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A Renaissance for English

I spent this New Year’s at Hilton Head in South Carolina, attending Renaissance Weekend, the holiday gathering made famous during the early 1990s through the regular presence of the Clintons. Although the First Couple did not attend this year, the … Continue reading

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Vouchers

Vouchers by Ron Unz Letters, City Journal (Letters), Winter 2001 I very much appreciated the excellent article by Howard Husock, describing the dreadful failure of our system of public housing vouchers. Mr. Husock convincingly suggests that an ideological fixation with naive “free market … Continue reading

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