Monthly Archives: March 2001

On the Left for English in Colorado

For decades, Rita Sandoval Montero has been among Colorado’s most committed and uncompromising Hispanic political activists. As with so many activists, her roots are on the Left. Her personal curriculum vitae reads almost like a radical history of the Protest … Continue reading

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The New York Times Finally Wakes Up on English

In 1974, a very well-intentioned but sadly misguided federal judge named Marvin E. Frankel ruled that Hispanic students in New York City schools should be taught their subjects in Spanish rather than in English. As a consequence, during the twenty-seven … Continue reading

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Bilingual Education Lives On

Bilingual Education Lives On by Ron Unz New York Times, Friday, March 2, 2001 PALO ALTO, Calif.—In 1974, the New York City Board of Education signed a federal consent decree with Aspira, a Hispanic education and advocacy group, requiring that students who … Continue reading

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The Conservative Monkey Wars Revisited

“The Conservative Monkey Wars Revisited” by Ron Unz Unpublished, March 2001 In late December, the cover of the conservative American Spectator featured the caricature of a confused-looking monkey.  Perhaps to the surprise of many subscribers, the focus of the entire … Continue reading

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