Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Preparing the Next Generation of Diverse and Passionate CSU Professors

*This is how it’s done, cada quién su grano de arena, paying it forward. Thanks to Taquista Arturo Vargas for sharing this article. VL By David Ogul, Cal State San Marcos News Xuan Santos is paying it forward. Santos, who grew up in a struggling Los Angeles neighborhood overwhelmed with crime and poverty, earned a

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court Hearing School Finance Appeal

*If you’re keeping score in Texas, this is the sixth time that the matter of funding the state’s public education system goes before the state supreme court. The issue of equitable education funding has been fought in...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court has opportunity to improve public education

*This is important for Latinos students in Texas. This is the inequity in a nutshell: “In Texas, with the average school tax rate of $1 per $100 value of property, the poorest district can raise $300 per...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Mexican nine-year-old studying chemistry at university

*He memorized the periodic table of elements when he was five years-old. Es todo. VL By Marina Gómez-Robledo, El País Carlos Santamaría Díaz’s feet do not touch the floor when he sits down at his desk in...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Parents at school where Latino kids ate on floor say they plan to roll up sleeves, take action

*When the parents found out the principal had their kids eating on the floor, the collected 130 signatures on a petition to have her fired. She resigned. VL By Fox News Latino The parents at a Colorado...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Entering College? Latino Professors Share Some Great Advice

*This goes out to all you Taquistas who have a daughter or son going to college, or know of someone who has kids starting college. Good advice here from Latino college profs. VL By Stephen A. Nuño,...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

*Thanks to the good folks at IDRA for this timely information. It’s good to know. VL By Intercultural Development Research Association School Opening Alert – and Resources August 21, 2014 – As a new school year begins, this...

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

It’s Time to Change the Equation in STEM Fields

*There are some stats you need to pay attention to in this piece. There will soon be 2.4 million STEM and computer science jobs in the U.S., but our colleges and universities only graduate 400,000 from such...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Arizona Gets Schooled: Update on Ban of Mexican American Studies

*A huge victory for Mexican-American studies in general, and for the opponents of Arizona’s ban in specific.Tony Diaz gives us a very complete and detailed account of the issue and the federal court proceedings. Our thanks to...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

America’s Teachers Still Don’t Think Latino and Black Kids Are Smart

*This is disturbing. What’s more disturbing, and I get this from anecdotal reports, is that many Latino classroom teachers are the ones who hold low expectations for their Latino students. VL By Britni Danielle, Take Part Students of...

Friday, July 24th, 2015

At White House Summit, Advice For 1st-Gen Latino College Students

*A wonderful story with a telling statistic: “approximately half of all Latino college students had parents whose highest level of education was a high school diploma or less.” You know how I look for stories that tell of...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to Its Rise

*This is a needed read. You know how I like stories about the energy of transformation – that’s what this is. It’s the prevailing energy of the Latino community, a cornerstone energy of the U.S. So this...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Why hiring more Latino teachers is not the solution

*Ray Salazar makes a good point – while having Latino teachers for Latino students is needed, what’s more important is how good the teacher is. VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino On Friday, the Chicago City...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Why Chicago Public Schools CEOs fail at being transformational leaders

*Ray Salazar writes from a Chicago point of view, but how many school districts across the country have a similar leadership crisis, and how does this affect Latino kids who are becoming the majority in public schools?...

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