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initiative

(Encyclopedia) initiative, the originating of a law or constitutional amendment by popular petition. It is intended to allow the electorate to initiate legislation independently of the legislature.?

bilingual education

(Encyclopedia) bilingual education, the sanctioned use of more than one language in U.S. education. The Bilingual Education Act (1968), combined with a Supreme Court decision (1974) mandating help?

Affirmative Action Setbacks

1997 News of the Nation One of the most hotly debated topics of the year was that of affirmative action. A ballot initiative in California, Proposition 209, gave a resounding mandate to efforts to?

January 2018 Current Events: US News

Top of Page Disaster News | Science & Technology News | World News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the U.S.?