Monthly Archives: May 2001

English Rising in Massachusetts?

In recent weeks the battle over “English” in Massachusetts has heated up considerably, with several competing bills introduced into the State Legislature. Unfortunately, although these measures are likely either to fail or to change nothing, no critical mass of credible … Continue reading

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The Bilingual Burden of Republican Guilt

My previous Note, regarding the irony of the Congressional Republicans plans to merely trim the Emperor’s New Clothes of bilingual education, ended up running as an opinion piece in National Review Online. This, in turn, caught the eye of the … Continue reading

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The Bilingual Burden of Republican Guilt – WSJ

The Bilingual Burden of Republican Guilt by Ron Unz Wall Street Journal, Thursday, May 24, 2001 Just a few years ago, congressional Republicans overwhelmingly supported proposals to expel a million or more Hispanic children from American public schools. Now, perhaps in a … Continue reading

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Trimming the Emperor’s New Clothes – NRO

Trimming the Emperor’s New Clothes by Ron Unz National Review Online, Tuesday, May 22, 2001 Given the landslide victories of ballot measures to dismantle bilingual education in California and Arizona, national media coverage of the dramatic rise in subsequent test scores, and … Continue reading

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Trimming the Emperor’s New Clothes

With the landslide victories of “English” ballot measures in California and Arizona, national media coverage of the dramatic rise in subsequent test scores, and the growing possibility of similar moves in Colorado and New York City, it is hardly surprising … Continue reading

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NewsNight Television Debate

Bilingual Education Television Debate with Mary Rogeness, Antonio Cabral, and Ron Unz NewsNight, NECN/Boston, May 15, 2001, 20:17 Report on proposed legislation and possible initiative on bilingual education in Massachusetts; clips of Mary Guerrero, Antonio Cabral, Guy Glodis, David Driscoll; … Continue reading

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War Crimes vs. Thought Crimes

War Crimes vs. Thought Crimes by Ron Unz National Review Online, Friday, May 4, 2001 Former Senator Bob Kerrey is fortunate indeed that the charges recently leveled against him are merely that he committed war crimes and not any far more devastating … Continue reading

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The Fall of Free Market Dogmatism

“The Fall of Free Market Dogmatism” by Ron Unz Unpublished, May 2001 Last week’s warm spring weather brought the return of rolling blackouts to California.  Since electricity demand is still expected to climb 50% over the next three months to its … Continue reading

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