Recently, I shared the Senate Hispanic Caucus (SHC) and Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) Latina/o K-12 and Higher Education Policy Agenda. This collaboration between the SHC-MALC Latina/o Education Task Force, 70 participating organizations, and the nearly 200 participants—128 of which are proud Texas bilingual teachers—is an initial step towards reframing state-level policy discourses and debates in Texas public and higher education.
Among the top public education policy priorities and directions identified are: School Finance; Teaching Quality; School and District Accountability; Access to Curriculum; High-stakes Testing; Preserving Public Education.
Top higher education policy priorities and directions: Access to Higher Education; Funding Capacity, and Expansion of Higher Education; Student Retention and Completion; and College and University Climate.
Here’s the link to the complete agenda: Latina/o K-12 and Higher Education Policy Agenda.
-Patricia D. López, Ph.D.