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November 6, 1994 | Claudia Puig, Claudia Puig is a Times staff writer
The topic under discussion was the deteriorating quality of a university education, but Jim, a student at UCLA, was calling to complain about something else. It was unfair, he said, that he was unable to get into UC Berkeley with a 3.5 grade-point average when a Latino friend got in with a 3.0. "I'll tell you what," Jim said.
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July 16, 1999
Re "The Hidden Anxiety in a Taco-Vendor Fight," Opinion, July 11: Ruben Navarrette states that "Mexicans were, as a matter of history, in the [Arizona] desert first" and the offspring of the "uninvited" white Europeans have conveniently forgotten this fact. Navarrette is equally lacking in memory. Was there not an indigenous population in Arizona (as well as New Mexico and California) before there were Mexicans? The lands of these indigenous people were colonized (stolen) by the Spanish (Europeans)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1999
Re "The Hidden Anxiety in a Taco-Vendor Fight," Opinion, July 11: Ruben Navarrette states that "Mexicans were, as a matter of history, in the [Arizona] desert first" and the offspring of the "uninvited" white Europeans have conveniently forgotten this fact. Navarrette is equally lacking in memory. Was there not an indigenous population in Arizona (as well as New Mexico and California) before there were Mexicans? The lands of these indigenous people were colonized (stolen) by the Spanish (Europeans)
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November 20, 1994
Regarding "What's the Frequency, Gen X?" by Claudia Puig (Nov. 6): Maybe it's just that Ruben Navarrette and Tavis Smiley haven't been on the planet long enough to have developed the perspective and life experiences that would make for a more interesting and successful show. I've listened to their "Twenty-something Talk" on many occasions. More often than not, I find it a tough go. So far, at least to these ears, it's all been emotion and grad-school platitudes with little substance.
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November 20, 1994
Regarding "What's the Frequency, Gen X?" by Claudia Puig (Nov. 6): Maybe it's just that Ruben Navarrette and Tavis Smiley haven't been on the planet long enough to have developed the perspective and life experiences that would make for a more interesting and successful show. I've listened to their "Twenty-something Talk" on many occasions. More often than not, I find it a tough go. So far, at least to these ears, it's all been emotion and grad-school platitudes with little substance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1993
In response to "This Mexican-American Won't Defer to Liberalism's Demands of Humility," Opinion, Oct. 24: As a 100% assimilated so-called "Mexican-American," methinks that Ruben Navarrette doth protest too much. He has obviously felt the slings and arrows of prejudice. He has the means with which to attain exemplary renown--a Harvard sheepskin and a talented pen. What glorious tools! I wish I had them. They would serve the cause better than affirmative-action tirades. True to today's generation, he may feel that being a hero takes too long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1992
I thought the column by Ruben Navarrette Jr. ("Should Latinos Support Curbs on Immigrants?" Opinion, July 5) was excellent. I just wish the politicians would start to deal with the problems of illegal immigrants. We live in a time when all levels of government are out of money. Every day the news media talk of the state budget crisis. The schools, hospitals and social services are overcrowded; the taxpayers can no longer afford to support services for those who are here illegally.
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May 5, 2002
Re "In Special Ed, Accountability Is Left Behind," April 17: As someone involved in special education, I was sad to see the length given to Ruben Navarrette Jr.'s op-ed piece. What should have been a one-paragraph opinion based upon one day of experience in the role of a substitute was given a quarter of a page. The Times should have researched the funding of special education and how students with special needs are placed in programs before printing the inaccurate commentary. I find it offensive that Navarrette refers to special education, and thus the professionals working in the field, as some sort of contrived "scheme" seeking to avoid accountability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1996
After teaching in one of California's high schools for over 26 years, I believe that I am qualified to comment on "Reforming Public Education Should Begin in the Classroom" (by Ruben Navarrette Jr., Opinion, May 12). Since 1980, I have been involved in improving education, particularly science education, in our public schools by serving on numerous boards, commissions and giving testimony to numerous state and federal governmental committees. I work every day with highly dedicated members of the teaching profession who put enormous amounts of time into their lesson plans and in their relationships with increasing numbers of students, and it makes me very angry that with a few experiences in public education, Navarrette now has become an "expert" on what teachers in public schools need to do. In spite of all the problems of overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks, poorly designed facilities and noncaring parents and students, many public schools have stayed above the national norms.
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November 6, 1994 | Claudia Puig, Claudia Puig is a Times staff writer
The topic under discussion was the deteriorating quality of a university education, but Jim, a student at UCLA, was calling to complain about something else. It was unfair, he said, that he was unable to get into UC Berkeley with a 3.5 grade-point average when a Latino friend got in with a 3.0. "I'll tell you what," Jim said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1993
In response to "This Mexican-American Won't Defer to Liberalism's Demands of Humility," Opinion, Oct. 24: As a 100% assimilated so-called "Mexican-American," methinks that Ruben Navarrette doth protest too much. He has obviously felt the slings and arrows of prejudice. He has the means with which to attain exemplary renown--a Harvard sheepskin and a talented pen. What glorious tools! I wish I had them. They would serve the cause better than affirmative-action tirades. True to today's generation, he may feel that being a hero takes too long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1993
I just read the most heinous and misleading attack on the colleges and universities of this nation I have ever seen in Ruben Navarrette's article ("Education's Broken Promise to Minorities," Opinion, Feb. 14). I can understand his frustration on the initial review of your analysis of the disparity in salaries between whites and nonwhites but his frustration is clouding his reasoning. Can he name a better country in offering opportunity to its citizens and immigrants through higher education?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1993
Ruben Navarrette Jr. (Opinion, May 16) describes the UCLA Faculty Center as "the right target" for the May 11 demonstration. I wonder if he knows that the Faculty Center is a private organization that pays its own way with the help of its members' monthly dues. Membership is voluntary. The center advocates no ideology, and represents neither the faculty nor the administration. Those who eat (and pay for) their lunches there, both faculty and staff, themselves face severe program and salary cuts, like everybody at the UC. These people smashed windows within a few feet of our lunch tables.
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