Category Archives: Latina/os

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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Breaking News: Texas SBOE supports Ethnic Studies

The Texas State Board of Education unanimously passed a course in Mexican American Studies and created a path to fast-track courses in: Native American Studies Latino Studies African American Studies Asian Pacific Islander Studies Ruby red Texas is now the ONLY state in the nation to have a Mexican American Studies course!!! Here are the official motions submitted by Georgina

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CARE-ED Alert and Call to Action for Education Researchers in California

Academics and research in California are rallying around policy and legislation to support ethnic studies in California. The California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED) is preparing to release its next research brief, “Ethnic Studies and Critical Multicultural Education: Educating for Democracy in California and Beyond.” In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education

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Breaking News: Ethnic Studies LEGAL AGAIN in Arizona

I learned tonight from Professor Nolan Cabrera that ethnic studies supporters have prevailed in court! In 2010, Arizona Republicans passed a measure, HB 2281, that sought to ban ethnic studies programs in public schools. Specifically, the bill set out to ban courses that “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group,” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of

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What Works?: Research on Educational Leadership, Policy and Literacy in Black & Brown Communities

I pinged a few professors to answer a few questions with lesser known research on educational leadership, policy and literacy in black & brown communities. Works were submitted by: Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, Ohio State University  Julian Vasquez Heilig, California State University Sacramento Lorri J. Santamaría The University of Auckland, New Zealand Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas, University of Missouri. Columbia Here are the

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‘School Choice’ Education Secretary Not What Latino Students Need

Despite disparaging Latinos through his attacks on Mexico and judges of Mexican descent, Trump vowed to be a champion for Latinos in education. But he’s going about it the wrong way. Donald Trump has tapped billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education to advocate for profit-based “school choice” policies. The American Federation of Teachers has criticized DeVos’ public school privatization

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