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Center for Equal Opportunity

From dKosopedia

The Center for Equal Opportunity ("CEO") is a think tank that opposes affirmative action; bilingual education programs; and restoration of voting rights to felons.



Staff identified on CEO website as of 2/8/2005:


According to SourceWatch (excerpted 2/8/2005), CEO was "initially and primarily funded with a founding grant from the Olin Foundation" and "the Center exists largely on grants from the Bradley Foundation, and the Sarah Scaife Foundation."


Position on Affirmative Action

Excerpted from CEO's website on 2/8/2005:

On affirmative action: "CEO supports colorblind public policies and seeks to block the expansion of racial preferences and to prevent their use in employment, education, and voting."

Position on Bilingual Education

On bilingual education: "The Center for Equal Opportuntiy [sic] is currently seeking to interview people who have had a negative experience with bilingual education programs, especially parents"..."It's time for federal and state legislators to overhaul this misbegotten program. The best policy for children-and for the country-is to teach English to immigrant children as quickly as possible. American-born Hispanics, who now make up more than half of all bilingual students, should be taught in English."

Position on Voting Rights

From a letter to the editor published in the New York Times on February 8, 2005, on "Felons and the Vote":

"People who are not willing to follow the law - who commit serious crimes against their fellow citizens - cannot claim a right to make the law for the rest of us....The franchise can be returned to felons, but this should be done only on a case-by-case basis.

(Roger Clegg, General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity, Sterling, Va., Feb. 7, 2005)

Hypocrisy Watch

From CEO's "Affirmative Action" page, excerpted on 2/8/2005: "Clinton's promise to review such non-sense might be more believable, however, if he weren't the biggest bean counter of them all. Who was it, after all, who decided the most important qualification for his attorney general must be her gender?" (emphasis ours) - Did Linda Chavez oppose the similar argument in favor of Alberto Gonzales for AG under Bush in 2005?

According to RightWeb's entry on CEO, its President, Linda Chavez, does not speak Spanish. Her Hispanic last name may imply more credibility to her position than is deserved.

External Links

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This page was last modified 20:08, 31 July 2006 by Chad Lupkes. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) MH in PA. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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