The Paisano

Editorial: Texas failing to make students college-ready

September 24, 2013

Texas is back in the national headlines, and not for the right reasons. The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is in the process of reviewing science textbooks that will be in classrooms for the next ten years. Although the final vote will not be held until November, accusations are already fly...

Conservative policy threatens ethnic studies

April 9, 2013

As the Texas Legislature sits in session, many Texans are questioning the future of diversity in Texas education. SB 1128, filed by Republican Texas Senator Dan Patrick, has the potential to lessen the diversity in higher education by discouraging ethnic studies. Many concerned Chicana and Chicano voters h...

Vocational training proposed as alternative to college prep

February 26, 2013

On Feb. 25, the Texas Education Committee passed SB 3, a bill introduced by Texas Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) that will modify the high school curriculum and introduce more leniency in graduation plans. Under SB 3, Texas high school students would have the option to take classes separate from the di...