DREAM Now Letters to Barack Obama: Stop Ivan Nikolov’s Deportation

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The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork, to earn […]

End the Brain Drain: Vote for Prop 4

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Just a reminder since today is election day here in Texas. Vote for Prop 4 Currently, Texas loses more than 10,000 high school graduates per year who leave the state to attend doctoral granting universities in other states, while attracting only about 4,000 students from other states to attend doctoral granting universities in Texas. This […]

Spreading The Gospel of XP, Hispanic Male Summit

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Beginning with the Netroots Nation convention in Austin, TX, then a small gig during the Democrat National Convention in Denver, CO and now I will be spreading the Gospel of XP tomorrow at the Hispanic Male Summit. Lone Star College System is hosting a Hispanic Male Summit tomorrow, April 16, for juniors and seniors who […]

Saavedra’s Decision: Knowning When to Walk Away

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It’s with a heavy heart that I begin this entry. On Wednesday, Houston’s first Latino Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District, Dr. Abelardo (Abe) Saavedra, announced he will be stepping down by the spring of 2010. “I have recently informed the school board of my intention to retire within the next year,” said Dr. […]

Texas Education: Arming Teachers to Teach

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Only in Texas! A local school board, Harrold Independent School District, in rural North Texas unanimously passed the policy to allow its teachers and staff to carry concealed hand guns to school. According to Fort Worth Star-Telegram, since the tiny 110-student school district was just off a heavily trafficked freeway, US 287, they felt the […]

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