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The Problem with Bilingual Education

“The Problem with Bilingual Education,” by Ron Unz New York Times (Letters), Sunday, October 27, 2002 In his defense of bilingual education programs (“The Voters’ Prerogatives and Bilingual Education,” Lessons column, Oct. 23), Richard Rothstein implies that previous generations of … Continue reading

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Initiatives have broad-based support

Initiatives have broad-based support by Ron Unz Denver Post (Letters), Sunday, August 25, 2002 Re ‘The Millionaire’s Club; Why leave ballot initiatives to the rich?’ Aug. 18 Perspective. I must respond to Daniel A. Smith’s rather ignorant piece criticizing our … Continue reading

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Options and Perpetual Motion

Options and Perpetual Motion by Ron Unz Wall Street Journal (Letters), Thursday, August 15, 2002 In his Aug. 8 editorial page commentary, “The Real Value of Options,” Harvey Golub, the former CEO of American Express, argued that the issuance of stock options … Continue reading

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Bilingual Ignorance

Bilingual Ignorance, by Ron Unz Orange County Register (Letters), Sunday, June 16, 2002 I must take issue with the ignorant and rather insulting tone of Yvette Cabrera’s column on the subject of bilingualism. Ms. Cabrera wrongly characterizes me as an … Continue reading

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Not Unfair

Not Unfair by Ron Unz National Review (Letters), January 28, 2002 In his review of William McGowan’s fine book, Coloring the News (Dec. 31), John Corry claims that the media coverage of California’s Proposition 227 was grossly unfair, and that the L.A. … Continue reading

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Patriotism and Idiocy

Patriotism and Idiocy by Ron Unz New Republic (Letters), November 26, 2001 Given the all-encompassing focus of TNR and every other major media outlet on the very real Terrorism War, I suppose I should be grateful that a recent column of … Continue reading

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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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Darwinian Evolution

Darwinian Evolution by Ron Unz The American Spectator (Letters), February 2001 I was absolutely appalled by your current cover story attacking the Darwinian theory of evolution. I am a conservative. I support traditional social values and maintaining the crucial role of … Continue reading

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Vouchers

Vouchers by Ron Unz Letters, City Journal (Letters), Winter 2001 I very much appreciated the excellent article by Howard Husock, describing the dreadful failure of our system of public housing vouchers. Mr. Husock convincingly suggests that an ideological fixation with naive “free market … Continue reading

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Support English Immersion Instead

Support English Immersion Instead by Ron Unz New York Times (Letters), December 25, 2000 I agree with the general sentiments of “Repairing Bilingual Education” (editorial, Dec. 22), but you are wrong to recommend reforming the system in New York City rather than … Continue reading

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The Asian-American Double Standard

The Asian-American Double Standard by Ron Unz Commentary (Letters), October 2000 Congratulations to Tamar Jacoby for her excellent article, one of the best on Asian-Americans I have read in a number of years. I would add only two points. First, although the … Continue reading

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On Hispanics and the GOP

“On Hispanics and the GOP” by Ron K. Unz Chronicles (Letters), August 2000 Samuel Francis (Principalities & Powers, April 2000) is correct in much of his analysis of the weaknesses of Gov. George W. Bush’s political strategy for attracting Hispanic … Continue reading

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Bilingual Education Misrepresentation

Bilingual Education Misrepresentation by Ron Unz Los Angeles Times (Orange County, Letters), Sunday, July 30, 2000 Agustin Gurza accuses me (“Bilingual Ed: The Truth Behind Test Gains,” July 22) of using “statistical sleight of hand” in suggesting that the early Stanford 9 … Continue reading

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Thirty Years of Failure

Thirty Years of Failure by Ron Unz San Francisco Chronicle (Letters), Sunday, July 30, 2000 Your Sunday, Sept. 10 editorial, “A Rush to Judgment on Bilingual Education,” claims that two years isn’t long enough to judge the success of Proposition 227’s dismantling … Continue reading

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Silly Assessments

Silly Assessments by Ron Unz National Journal (Letters), Saturday, July 15, 2000 I appreciated John Maggs’ thoughtful article on ballot initiatives (“Ballot Boxing,” 7/1/2000, p. 2144) but have a few comments. First, Peter Schrag’s book on the harmful consequences of Proposition 13 … Continue reading

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Nazi Tract?

Nazi Tract?, by Ron Unz National Review (Letters), Monday, July 14, 1997 Although I’ve always been a very strongly pro-immigrant conservative, I found that the underlying facts and figures in your “immigration” issue (June 16, 1997) were absolutely irrefutable, however … Continue reading

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English isn’t Racism

English isn’t Racism by Ron Unz La Opinion (Letters), Tuesday, May 27, 1997 I was shocked at the accusation of Nativo Lopez, a school board member from Orange County, that a hidden agenda of anti-Latino racism lay behind my proposed “English … Continue reading

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Race-Norming in Sri Lanka

Race-Norming in Sri Lanka by Ron K. Unz The New Republic (Letters), July 12, 1993 It is astonishing that William McGowan’s article on the roots of the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka (“Mythconceptions,” June 7) nowhere mentions the words … Continue reading

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America’s Decline

America’s Decline by Ron K. Unz Commentary (Letters), August 1992 The May issue of COMMENTARY—containing the second round of your debate on American decline, and mostly attacking Edward N. Luttwak’s thesis on the “third-worldization” of America—arrived simultaneously with the nationwide … Continue reading

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Far East

Far East by Ron K. Unz The Economist (Letters), May 3, 1986 As a long-time subscriber to your newsweekly I wish to bring to your attention an unfortunate skew in your coverage of world events, namely your overemphasis on Europe … Continue reading

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On Being Colored in South Africa

On Being Colored in South Africa by Ron K. Unz The New York Times (Letters), February 2, 1986 In Tom Wicker’s Jan. 13 column, the Rev. Allan Boesak was characterized as a white South African champion of black rights, recently … Continue reading

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Defending Europe

The Economist (Letters) February 19, 1983 Mr. Robert Dujarric (Letters, January 15th) believes that an increased Nato reliance on “smart” anti-tank weapons instead of tactical nuclear weapons is inadvisable. His analysis overlooks several important points.

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California Busing

California Busing by Ron K. Unz The Economist (Letters), August 22, 1981 Your otherwise fine article on the condition of blacks in California (August 1st) errs in pointing to racism as the root cause of opposition to forced busing in … Continue reading

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