Tag: Education

DEI and Ethnic Studies: Legislative and Institutional Dismantling and Barriers

The dismantling and barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and related challenges to incorporate ethnic studies more fully in public schools are about power and privileges – they deter movements toward racial and social justice, leveling equal opportunities to prosperity, and gaining individual and political power.


See Drs Angela Valenzuela and Emilio Zamora, and Dr. Chloe Sikes

First Data Shows Alarming Impact of Medicaid Unwinding in Texas

Over half a million Texans were removed from Medicaid health coverage in June, according to new data released by the Texas Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC).


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Texas Legislature Fails to Address the Needs of Texas Students and Teachers – More Censorship and Little Action on Teacher Shortage or Bilingual Education

By Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., and Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July  2023


Texas lawmakers began the legislative session with expert advice in hand from several state plans to strengthen public education by expanding student learning, addressing the teacher shortage, and improving bilingual education. Instead, lawmakers spent hours in hearings and legislating on red-meat issues, including further classroom censorship. Expert recommendations from major state plans, including the Teacher Vacancy Task Force and Emergent Bilingual Strategic Plan fell by the wayside.


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