Tag Archives: Mexican-American history
Ultimately, the name change was a compromise in a long, hard-fought battle over whitewashed history.
After months of back-and-forth over a hyphen, ethnic labels and what it means to be American, the State Board of Education on Wednesday voted on a name for the ...Read More
The 491-mile walk led to the first statewide minimum wage and effectively launched the farmworkers’ movement in Texas.
Austin demonstrators recreated part of 1966's 491-mile march for better farmworker conditions, which effectively led to the state's first minimum wage....Read More
Why aren’t we going past wanting to educate MexAm children to have ordinary pride in who they are and where they’ve come from?
Why aren’t we going past wanting to educate MexAm children, in their own neighborhoods, to have ordinary pride in who they are and where they’ve come from?...Read More
Textbook is first from former State Board of Education member’s publishing house.
SBOE alum Cynthia Dunbar, who once called public ed “tyrannical,” has a new Mexican-American studies textbook — light on the "Mexican-American" part....Read More
Chris Hooks gets us up to speed on the Civil Right Summit held at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX this week....Read More
Observer Radio Episode 39: Texas Gets Schooled In Mexican-American History and Central Americans Seek Asylum
In this episode of Observer Radio, staff writer Patrick Michels explains how Texas is on the way to creating a public school course in Mexican-American history....Read More