Category Archives: Latina/os

New Study: Faculty Diversity Gains in U.S. Colleges and Universities Largely Minimal

We are honored to announce a NEW article entitled Considering the Ethnoracial and Gender Diversity of Faculty in US College and University Intellectual Communities about faculty diversity in the The Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy (THJLP). THJLP is a law journal at South Texas College of Law Houston. Its purpose is to inform and significantly impact the Hispanic legal community in Texas

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Reblogged: HISD won’t tolerate a hostile takeover of brown and black schools

Other than the situation in Los Angeles USD. I believe that Houston is currently our most pressing urban district situation. The Republicans in Texas Legislature would like to take over the democratically-elected majority minority school board and turn Houston ISD into a charter district. I have a special place in my heart for Houston ISD as my career began there

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Administration Forcing Detained Children to Attend Online, For-Profit Charter School?

Is the US forcing detained migrant and refugee children to choose an online, for-profit charter school in Texas? The stories of refugee and migrant children torn from their parents and sent to detention centers is one of the most heinous violations of human rights that United States has experienced in recent times. Sadly, it’s a continuation of discriminatory policies and

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NEW from Harvard Press: Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Professor Muhammad Khalifa has a new book out entitled Culturally Responsive School Leadership from the Harvard Press that I’d like to recommend. I first met Muhammad at my college job fundraising for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 1994. It was actually one of the three college jobs that I had at the same time to make ends meet. I next

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Does school choice give African American and Latinx families more voice?

Are African American and Latinx families better served by charters? Is there voice better represented than in public schools? A new report from researchers at Annenberg and UTLA finds that charter schools with more poor students actually have lower parent representation on governing boards. Here is the official press release for the report entitled, Whose Schools? Community Representation and Transparency

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Is DeVos Planning Assault On Latino Student Services?

Dr. Rose Castro Feinberg (FIU) and Dr. Deb Palmer (University of Colorado) recently contacted me and expressed concerned that Betsy DeVos’s team is mulling a significant assault on the organization of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), the main K-12 arm of the U.S. Department of Education. EdWeek writes (Although, I must say, I am NOT a fan

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