Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

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Monday, May 06, 2002 has a very good write-up of the latest evidence from California of the extraordinary success of English immersion programs. The key political question, as Kaus notes, is whether President Bush will now finally jump off the bi-lingual bandwagon or whether he - and his party - will stick cravenly to a thoroughly discredited educational philosophy for fear of alienating Hispanic pressure groups (who, it should be noted, are out of step with Hispanics in general on this issue).