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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!

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  • Future of Children of Color in Texas ~ Education Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel President & CEO, Intercultural Development Research Association
  • http://www.idra.org/couragetoconnect/
  • How is the Texas school population changing?
  • Is the state of Texas providing an equitable, high quality curriculum for all children?
  • No. Texas is poised to begin massive tracking of Latino students into low-level courses.
  • High School Graduates Whose Parents Did Not Go to College and Who Enrolled in a Four-year Institution, by Math Courses Taken in High School (Includes Middle School) Algebra I and Geometry 11% Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Beyond Algebra II State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas, April 2006, TG Research and Analytical Services 34% 64%
  • New Texas Graduation Programs Foundation Plan = 22 credits Endorsements = 4 credits May not be offered in your school district Minimum Program Multidisciplinary Studies STEM Business & Industry Arts & Humanities Public Service Might be Prepared Most Likely Prepared Might be Prepared Might be Prepared Might be Prepared Requires parent approval Not Prepared Five End-of-Course Exams Graduates are not college ready or eligible Graduates are more likely to be able to meet college ready standards if they take Algebra II and other challenging courses Can earn “Distinguished Level of Achievement” on diploma for taking rigorous classes & getting good grades Can earn a “Performance Acknowledgement” on diploma for outstanding performance in certain areas
  • Is the state of Texas holding on to its students through to high school graduation?
  • No. Among Latinos in Texas, dropout rates are the highest of all groups.
  • Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2012-13, Intercultural Development Research Association October 2013
  • Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2012-13, Intercultural Development Research Association October 2013
  • Is the state of Texas providing an equitable education for children who are English language learners?
  • No. English language learners continue in underfunded programs that do not produce results for kids.
  • Comparison of Texas ELL (LEP) vs. All Student Performance Percent Passing All TAKS Tests 2010 90% Percent “Met Standard” All Tests 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 3th Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade All Students 10th Grade LEP Students Data source: Texas Education Agency. 2010 Comprehensive Annual Report on Texas Public Schools (December 2010) 11th Grade
  • Is the state of Texas acting as an effective and accountable steward of public funds for public schools?
  • No. The Texas system of school finance is inefficient, inadequate and unfair. Efforts to use public money for private schooling further undercut education of Latino students.
  • Intercultural Development Research Association. October 2012. Figures based on average projected revenue per weighted student for 2010-11 using class size of 25. Calculated by IDRA. Data source: Texas Attorney General’s Office, October 2012.
  • Intercultural Development Research Association. October 2012. Figures based on average projected revenue per weighted student for 2010-11 using class size of 25. Calculated by IDRA. Data source: Texas Attorney General’s Office, October 2012.
  • http://www.idra.org/couragetoconnect/
  • Intercultural Development Research Association Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, President & CEO 5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101 San Antonio, Texas 78228 210-444-1710 „ contact@idra.org @IDRAedu facebook.com/IDRAed Sign up to receive IDRA news by email at… www.idra.org Assuring educational opportunity for every child www.linkedin.com/company/ interculturaldevelopmentresearchassociation pinterest.com/idraedu