Monthly Archives: July 2001

Greater Boston Television Debate

Massachusetts Television Debate with John Carroll, Ron Unz, Jarrett Barrios, Kathleen Dawson Greater Boston, WGBH/Boston, July 31, 2001, 11:42 Report on launch of Massachusetts English for the Children initiative; clips of Ron Unz, Jarrett Barrios, Antonio Cabral, Guy Glodis, Mary … Continue reading

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NewsNight Television Report and Debate

English for the Children Television Debate with Chet Curtis, Ron Unz, Jarrett Barrios NewsNight, NECN/Boston, July 31, 2001, 17:25 Report on launch of Massachusetts English for the Children initiative; clips of Ron Unz, Diana Romero, Lincoln Tamayo, Jarrett Barrios; debate with … Continue reading

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But My Name is Lupe, Not Malinche

Among Chicano militants of the 1960s or their holdovers today, there is no more telling or harsh an insult than to be characterized as a “La Malinche,” the Aztec noblewoman who supposedly betrayed her own people to assist Cortes and … Continue reading

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We Will Never Declare Victory!

Unlike business, the world of politics and public policy is governed not by profits and losses, but by perceptions. A leader or a policy is successful primarily if perceived as successful, regardless of the underlying reality.

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Own money not spent

Own Money Not Spent by Ron Unz Denver Post (Letters), Sunday, July 22, 2001 Re: “Teaching decision for sale,” Kevin Welner guest commentary July 15. Since Welner is employed as a professor of bilingual education, I found his defense of that failed … Continue reading

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Is “English” a Radical Chicano Plot?

The clearest sign of the growing desperation of America’s bilingual education industry, faced with an inexorable slide into the Trashcan of History, is the recent change in the preferred calumnies of its profiteers.

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English in Denver, Silence in Boston

As Colorado’s “English” initiative moves forward, its expected foes have grown strangely muted or even almost invisible. As the attached article from the Denver Rocky Mountain News indicates, the role of sharpest critic has now devolved by default to one … Continue reading

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