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In Violation of Texas Law, Most High Schools Aren’t Giving Students the Chance to Register to Vote

by | Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 0:11 CST
Abysmal compliance with a decades-old state law is leaving at least 180,000 high school seniors off the current voter rolls, according to a new report.
David Arriaga checks on students in his Mexican-American studies class at Houston’s Stephen F. Austin High School in April. by

Another Strikeout for Mexican-American Studies in Texas

After another proposed textbook bites the dust, some are questioning the State Board of Education’s commitment to Mexican-American Studies.

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is no stranger to controversy. Its usual scandals involve questionable things the board or its members have done: plac...Read More

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Texas’ ‘Lunch Shaming’ Problem and the Fight to Fix It

“I personally believe that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who harm our children,” said Representative Helen Giddings.

On a Wednesday morning in February 2016, Kelvin Holt, an Army veteran and then-substitute teacher, led a group of about 20 pre-kindergarten students into a Cent...Read More

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