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January 16, 2005

Teachers' Pets

Susan Estrich is angry that California Democrats have killed the nomination of a fellow Democrat to Schwarzenegger's administration.

Why?

Because he took the outrageous position that students who don't speak English natively should have two-and-a-half hours of English immersion per day.

The rest of their schooling would continue to be in their native language; he just wanted two and a half hours per day to learn the language of the country they'd be living in, and working in, for the rest of their lives.

From Kausfiles, who has more analysis and links, including this quote:

"We're in serious trouble if Democrats are going to go on a purge and get rid of every single Democrat who has moderate, mainstream views and doesn't adhere to total orthodoxy as members of the Legislature define it."

I think the Republican Party actually has a lot of unpopular positions and relies upon sometimes-unpopular constituencies. But they'll continue to prosper as long as the Democrats keep this sort of nonsense up.



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