The Paisano

All or nothing: local candidates and the stake they have in Texas public schools

Photo by Robyn Castro

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2020

At this point in the year, we have all affirmed that things are different now. Uncertainty has run the show, and more specifically, our schools. President Trump and his team have emphasized throughout the pandemic the urgency America’s public schools must have to re-open. But ultimately, local candidate...

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...