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Texas’ Next Generation of Children of Color
Dr. Robledo Montecel, IDRA President, spoke at a media briefing recently on “Texas’ Next Generation of Children of Color.” She raised several issues regarding education: Texas is poised to begin massive tracking of Latino students into low-level courses; Among Latinos in Texas, dropout rates are the highest of all groups; English language learners continue in underfunded programs that do not produce results for kids; and The Texas system of school finance is inefficient, inadequate and unfair, and efforts to use public money for private schooling further undercut education of Latino students. The event was hosted by New America Media, LA Fe Policy Research and Education Center, UTSA’s College of Public Policy, and Kidswell Texas.
You can see the archived video of the event at http://budurl.com/IDRAnc13. Dr. Robledo Montecel begins at about 32 minutes in, as well as during the Q&A. All the presentations are packed with good info. Thanks to NowCastSA for streaming this!