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This I promise you

This I promise you

Kimiya Factory

August 21, 2018

Lebron James creates a new school to extend quality education across financial borders. Lebron James makes history on and off the court with something as simple as a promise; the promise of an education and much more.  Once an at-risk youth himself and the child of a single-mother on welfare, the prese...

Stereotyping and how it affects college students

Stereotyping and how it affects college students

Brent Davis

August 21, 2018

Chris Rock once made a joke in his stand-up comedy about 20 years ago, where he stated that, “If you are black you will get more respect in the “hood” coming out of prison, than coming out of college.” Mr. Rock was saying that since African Americans were in the lower rank of society, higher...

Consider the alcoholic’s priorities

Ethan Pham, The Paisano

Vincent Valdez

September 13, 2017

I traded in my work boots for student loans. It was a strategic decision. After I got laid off in January, I only had two choices: go back to school or find another job.          Education was never my priority. For the better part of four years, I had education on the back burner. The most important as...

Finish what you started

Editorial staff

June 8, 2017

“College education raises your earning potential” is an economically fatal truism. By the time high school students graduate, a four-year university has been packaged and sold to them as the step for a successful future. UTSA’s incoming class of 2021 has made their decision: they are now bona fid...

Proposed Mexican-American studies textbook fails to live up to standards of Texas education

José Menéndez

July 8, 2016

Guest op-ed by José Menéndez, Texas State Senator, District 26 When the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE)  voted to add Mexican-American studies to Texas curricula as an official course two years ago, it was already long overdue. More than half of Texas public school students are Hispanic, an...

First Lady launches education initiative at UTSA

May 2, 2014

Michelle Obama encourages San Antonio high school seniors to commit to higher education. Rafael Gutierrez/The Paisano First Lady Michelle Obama announced her new “Reach Higher” initiative at UTSA Friday, May 2. Reach Higher encourages students to take charge of their futu...

Commentary: Can USA be number 1 in the field of education

April 16, 2013

It’s no secret that the United States likes to be number one in the world. During the summer Olympics of 2012, the United States ranked number one in gold medals; it took more gold medals than China, Russia, Great Britain, Germany and especially Finland.But, if you take a look at these countries who ...

Judge deems school funding unconstitutional

February 12, 2013

Courtesy of Will Tallent / The Paisano On Feb. 4, State District Judge John Dietz ruled in favor of the six plaintiffs in a major state school finance lawsuit and deemed that the funding to the Texas public education system is unconstitutional.The six plaintiffs represent about two-t...