Monthly Archives: August 2001

Prop. 227 Wins Again: No New News

Yesterday’s papers carried several brief accounts of the decision of the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals eliminating the last significant remaining legal challenge to Proposition 227.

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Do Black Students Also Need Prop. 227?

The latest sign of the stunning shift in conventional wisdom on the consequences of bilingual education unexpectedly comes from a leading black columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner William Raspberry of the Washington Post. On Monday, Raspberry provocatively speculated that the educational … Continue reading

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Good News is No News is Good News

The release of California’s third year of post-Prop. 227 statewide test scores was surely the most dramatic non-story of this past week. The academic progress of the state’s more than one million immigrant students was good, very good. Nationally-normed percentile … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: “Teach English”

Whereas the news pages of America’s major newspapers regularly provide us with the facts to support our national campaign for “English,” many editorial pages use these facts as grounds for advocacy. Just a few days ago, the hugely influential Washington … Continue reading

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New English in New England

As the dominant newspaper of New England, the Boston Globe influences informed opinion throughout a region containing six states, nearly fifteen million people, and endless numbers of quaint cobble-stoned towns, stained in the history of centuries. But most importantly, this … Continue reading

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English in Boston!

Earlier this week, the national campaign for “English” finally reached our East Coast, as an initiative drive was launched in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The road to Tuesday morning’s press conference on the steps of the Boston State House was … Continue reading

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