Monthly Archives: May 2002

The Decline and Rebirth of “English”—A Media Compendium

Many years from now, when the definitive educational histories of late 20th Century America are finally written, the story of “bilingual education” will certainly rank as one of the more bizarre episodes. For nearly thirty years, millions of Latino children, … Continue reading

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Lunatic vs. Lunatic and Jew vs. Jew

One of the less widely known truths about political movements is that they are frequently filled with a generous helping of lunatics. Only such individuals possess the fanatic zeal that endows them with the energy and commitment to achieve results. … Continue reading

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No New News on “English” in Colorado or California

A story in today’s Denver Rocky Mountain News trumpeted the startling fact that nothing had recently changed in the political dynamics of our forthcoming “English” initiative aimed at Colorado’s November ballot.

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Fat Ladies Singing, in English and Spanish

At some point, as all of us in America’s audience grow restless, we begin to wonder when the Fat Lady will approach the center of the stage and Sing. Yesterday’s California newspapers may have carried the first few notes of … Continue reading

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