Half of the world's wetlands were lost last century. Logging and conversion have shrunk the world's forests by as much as half. Some 9 percent of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction; tropical deforestation may exceedsquare kilometers per year. Fishing fleets are 40 percent larger than the ocean can sustain.
The long-dormant Language Wars may be returning to American politics, and based on the early indicators, the G. Although many might be surprised by this political alignment, I am not.
As matters turned out, I got my wish, and our campaign was among the most bipartisan in state history, being opposed by nearly every prominent Democrat and also nearly every prominent Republican. Requiring that English be taught in public schools was opposed by the Chairman of the state Republican Party and the Chairman of the State Democratic Party, as well as all four party leaders in the State Senate and Assembly.
President Bill Clinton came out to California to campaign against us. We were opposed by every California union, every political slate, and almost every newspaper editorial board, and were outspent on advertising by a ratio of to But despite this daunting array of influential opponents, our initiative still passed with one of the largest political landslides of any contested measure in state history, winning over 61 percent of the vote.
As is traditional with California initiatives, our critics hoped to win in the courtroom what they had lost at the ballot box and bilingual advocates immediately sued to block the law.
However, in the weeks that followed, four separate federal judges ruled in favor of Prop. The consequences were quite remarkable.
Although nearly every state newspaper had editorially opposed the change in educational policy, once their journalists began visiting the schools to report the results of such a sweeping educational transformation, the many dozens of major media stories produced were uniformly glowing, with teachers, parents, and children all very happy with the change, and everyone surprised how quickly and easily the students were learning English in the classroom.
During the first four years following the passage of Prop. English-learners in English immersion classes academically outperformed their counterparts in holdover bilingual education programs in every subject, every grade level, and every year, racking up performance advantage of toRepublished from The Unz Review Last week I was invited to speak at the annual conference of the Education Writers Association, with the topic of my panel being the perspective of Asian-Americans on Affirmative Action policies in college admissions.
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Rogers, Ark., Oct. 15, - In opening remarks at the company’s 21st Annual Meeting for the Investment Community, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) President and CEO Doug McMillon outlined the company’s growth strategy, including plans to invest in new capabilities and to continue improving the customer experience at all Walmart stores.
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s Walmart Goes National In the s, a decade of incredible growth, "Mr. Sam" begins to take Walmart national, providing his vision's widespread appeal. This strategy involves the firm winning market share by appealing to cost-conscious or price-sensitive customers.
This is achieved by having the lowest prices in the target market segment, or at least the lowest price to value ratio (price compared to what customers receive). Matt from Buffalo, It’s a fair enough strategy, but it strives for yield over fundamentals.
It’s heavy on telecoms for instance (VZ and T) and also includes stocks that don’t grow dividends.