Monthly Archives: April 2001

The Browning of the Golden State

Tuesday’s Mayoral primary vote in Los Angeles saw left-liberal ex-Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa ride his powerful Latino-Labor coalition to a surprisingly strong first-place showing over LA City Attorney James Hahn, an establishment liberal and the longtime front-runner. Although Villaraigosa still … Continue reading

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“English” Rising From Coast to Coast

Although my recent travels and organizing efforts on behalf of “English” have focused on Colorado, New York, and Massachusetts, the sorry ship of “bilingual education” appears to be springing numerous additional spontaneous leaks. Just within the last two weeks, state … Continue reading

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Saturday English Schools in New York City

For a hundred years or more, immigrant families in America eager to ensure that their children retain knowledge of their ancestral language and culture have maintained systems of private weekend and after-school classes for that purpose. Fond or embarrassed memories … Continue reading

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English: Hope in Denver, Despair in New York, Classes in Florida

I just returned from five days spent in Denver, Boston, and New York City, sites of likely “English for the Children” campaigns during the next year.

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