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School is right around the corner, and so is a ruling on the state’s system of school finance. In February 2013, District Judge John Dietz issued a preliminary bench ruling that Texas’ school funding system is unconstitutionally inadequate for bilingual …

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If you’ve seen the recently released “Cesar Chavez” in the movies, you heard the iconic phrase, “We’ve seen the future and the future is ours.” Cesar Chavez might as well have been talking about today’s Texas Latinos. As Gary Scharrer, …

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As the sweeping education reform bill, House Bill 5, became one of the Legislature’s major issues, I had one goal in mind — to maintain academic rigor while reducing reliance on standardized testing to measure achievement. I believe the new …

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By now, the purpose and reasoning for House Bill 343 should be clear. But since some are still confused, I’ll recap the issue, and then move onto more important business. Although HB 343 became law four months ago, some school …

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Community members and local politicians have achieved a small victory in the battle to save the Lincoln Park Recreation Center. “Chairman (of the Texas Department of Transportation Ted) Houghton and I had a productive conversation yesterday afternoon, and he has …

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Find a way to save and repair that historic building under the Spaghetti Bowl. It has 100 years of special El Paso heritage and culture. It had morphed from being the first El Paso school for Mexican-Americans and African-Americans into …

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