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Payday lenders in Texas have sued to block federal rules that advocates say are desperately needed to protect borrowers in a state that has failed to regulate the industry.
Texas is often called the “Wild West” of predatory lending, an anything-goes wonderland where payday and auto title loan businesses can charge low-income pe...Read More
Students of color and children with special needs were disproportionately affected by law enforcement’s involvement in schools.
Despite the Texas Legislature’s efforts to curb the school-to-prison pipeline, law enforcement still plays a major role in disciplining students for minor inf...Read More
In May 2014, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, an Abilene school police officer used a pain submission maneuver called an “arm bar” to pick up ...Read More
New report shows disparities in school discipline are more pronounced for kids in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
A vote by Houston ISD school board this month could make Texas’ largest school district the first with a ban on suspending young students. The proposal in Hou...Read More
When Texas students come back to school this month, they’ll be joined in many districts by police officers, members either of a dedicated school police force ...Read More
After a long stand-off between the House and Senate, a last-minute compromise may save the prospects of truancy reform, which has gained broad bipartisan suppor...Read More
Advocacy groups want a statewide ban on using Tasers on schoolchildren, but discipline policies vary widely between school districts....Read More