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Texas Educators Reject Bizarrely Inaccurate Rewrite Of Mexican-American History


Book texasA baffling, error-filled attempt to rewrite Mexican-American history doesn’t meet state public education requirements in Texas and is unlikely to get adopted by the school system.

The Texas State Board of Education rejected the book, Mexican American Heritage, in a 14-0 preliminary vote on Wednesday. The text awaits a final determination on Friday, but without a single champion on the Republican-dominated SBOE, it seems unlikely to pass.

“This marks a new chapter,” Tony Diaz, a Mexican-American studies professor and ethnic studies advocate, wrote in a message to The Huffington Post, “where leaders, community, educators, writers, activists, parents and students unite to deliver the American Dream through education.”

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CT Students: ‘Undocumented, Unafraid, Here To Stay’

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Bill Sarno

CTLatinoNews.com

 

When the U.S. Supreme Court recently applied the brakes to President Obama’s executive order to shield more immigrants from deportation, it was a “sad day” for many of those in the undocumented population, but hardly a fatal blow to those seeking to revamp immigration policy.

 “It (Obama’s order) was a small patch on something bigger that needs to be fixed,” said Julio Lopez-Varona, lead coordinator for Make The Road CT, an immigrant advocacy and assistance organization based in Bridgeport.

The battle cry “undocumented, unafraid, here to stay” continues to be expressed with fervor as organizations such as CT Students for a Dream, Make the Road CT ...

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Educators From Around the State Gather to Better Support Undocumented Students

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Special to CTLatinoNews.com

This Friday, Nov 4th , CT Students for a Dream (C4D) will host its third annual Educator conference on Undocumented Students.

 WHAT: Moving from Knowledge to Action: An Educator Conf. on Undocumented Students
WHEN: Friday, November 4th 8:00am-3:30pm
WHERE: Wesleyan University , 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT

ct students for a dreamThis conference will bring together educators (high school teachers, counselors, high school staff, parent liaisons, community organization staff, future educators, and many others) from around the state to talk about how educators can better support and advocate for undocumented students, share best practices, build networks, and discuss how to collectively advocate with undocumented students.

Over 150 Educators from around the ...

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