Monthly Archives: February 2001

Sound and Fury in NYC, Signifying Nothing

The best single hint of the meaninglessness of yesterday’s vote for bilingual education “reform” by New York City’s Board of Education was its 7- to-0 nature: substantive action on highly contentious issues is hardly likely to ever be so unanimous. … Continue reading

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Ballots for Dollars

Ballots for Dollars by Ron Unz Go ahead, spend lots of cash. You’ll still lose. National Review (Online), Tuesday, February 27, 2001 Yesterday, the National Association of Bilingual Educators concluded its 2001 annual national convention in Phoenix on a desperate note. According … Continue reading

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7,000 Very Annoyed People

Yesterday, the National Association of Bilingual Educators concluded its 2001 annual national convention in Phoenix on a somewhat desperate note. As indicated in the front page Arizona Republic story below, the 7,000 participants were implored to contribute the millions of … Continue reading

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Charging the Machine Guns Against English

In politics, the surest road to victory lies not with the strength or brilliance of one’s own forces, but with the fatal flaws of one’s opponents. History is littered with weak, ineffective candidates or campaigns that achieved landslide victories over … Continue reading

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English and the Wages of Public Cowardice

During the past four years, I have had numerous private conversations on the issue of “English” with prominent and influential public figures— high-ranking politicians and elected officials, union leaders, school administrators, academics, activists, and editorialists. Nearly all these individuals have … Continue reading

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Darwinian Evolution

Darwinian Evolution by Ron Unz The American Spectator (Letters), February 2001 I was absolutely appalled by your current cover story attacking the Darwinian theory of evolution. I am a conservative. I support traditional social values and maintaining the crucial role of … Continue reading

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