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Media Advisory Latino Coalition for Educational Equality1-2

Media Advisory Latino Coalition for Educational Equality1-2

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 February 18, 2013
Luis Figueroa: 210-422-0965
Latino Coalition for Educational Equality Lays OutKey Reforms
LATINO Leaders and Experts call on Texas Legislature to address theneeds of Latino Students
Who: MALDEF, HOPE, TCEP, IDRA, TABE, TACHE, Texas LULAC, MABA, TAMACC, MASBA,SVREP, Latina Policy Coalition, La Fe Policy and Research CenterWhen: Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m.Where: Capitol Room 2E.9 Outside Senate Chambers(AUSTIN, Texas)
Members of the newly-formed Latino Coalition for Educational Equalityincluding MALDEF, HOPE (Hispanics Organized for Political Education), TABE, TACHE, TexasLULAC, MASBA, SVREP and the Latino Policy Coalition will present education policy reformsaimed at improving the quality of education for all Texas students, especially those that arelow-income, English Language Learners, and attending under-resourced schools.Throughout the day, members of the coalition, as well academic experts advising thecoalition will be presenting testimony at both the House and Senate Education CommitteeHearings related to school accountability, student assessments and graduationrequirements.
 “We can no longer continue the culture of high stakes testing and
under-resourced schools.
It’s time the Texas Legislature take meaningful steps to improve the quality of education forall Texas students,” stated David Hinojosa
 , Regional Counsel for MALDEF and lead attorneyfor the Edgewood plaintiffs in the latest school finance case,
Edgewood ISD v. Williams 

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