Monthly Archives: February 2002

Riordan vs. Davis on “English”

In politics, words sometimes carry meaning. As we all know, candidates for high political office are notorious for hedging their remarks on controversial emotionally-charged issues, whether due to the uncertainty of their personal beliefs or the tutelage of their high-priced … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back in Colorado

During the past few weeks, the stunning attempt by the California State Board of Education to nullify Proposition 227—an effort from which they now appear to be back-tracking under growing media and political scrutiny—has fully occupied America’s very limited national … Continue reading

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A Witness Protection Program for the California State Board of Education?

Much of political reporting is of the “he said, she said” variety, the pairing of equally confident but contradictory quotes from either side of a contentious, complex issue. Certainly, our current dispute with the California State Board of Education over … Continue reading

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“English” vs. Gov. Gray Davis of California?

The decision late last week by California’s unelected State Board of Education to effectively nullify crucial provisions of Proposition 227 is obviously an important educational issue. That landmark 1998 initiative, which dismantled California’s system of bilingual education, has generally been … Continue reading

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California Moves to RESTORE Bilingual Education!!!

In a stunning political development, the senior educational appointees of Gov. Gray Davis’s Administration have moved to restore California’s system of bilingual education by nullifying crucial provisions of Proposition 227. During the 1998 initiative campaign, Democratic Gov. Davis had been … Continue reading

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