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ERIC Number: EJ1005195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
The Impact of Redistricting on Latino Education Policy: A Texas Case Study
Chapa, Jorge; Garcia, Emmanuel
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v12 n2 p138-152 Apr 2013
Redistricting, the redrawing of electoral district boundaries to reflect the latest population counts, occurs for most electoral districts after each decennial census. While normally a topic of concern mainly to politicians and politicos, redistricting can alter the opportunities for representation and policy alternatives. For a number of reasons, Latino representation at many electoral levels has lagged far behind Latino population percentages. Latino representation has been shown to increase Latino educational opportunities, access, and success. One higher education example of this is Texas' top ten percent plan (TTP) spearheaded by Latino/a legislators. This plan has led to substantially increased Latino enrollments in Texas' public universities. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas