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Del Carmen Unda, María; Lizárraga-Dueñas, Lizeth – Texas Education Review, 2021
The Testing Industrial Complex (TIC) is a system (and at the same time a cycle) in which high-stakes standardized testing fuels neoliberal education reforms and vice versa. These "reforms" and cycles have monetized for profit the public education system in which curriculum, students, and teachers have been packaged and sold for corporate…
Descriptors: Testing, Correctional Institutions, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests
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Viramontes Le, Desiree – Texas Education Review, 2019
The current Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which contains the most recent reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act (M-V), places a focus on homeless youth that is intended to facilitate access to K-12 education, higher education and eliminate barriers in-between the two. Through each reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act since its…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People
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Charran, Chelseaia; Bicak, Ibrahim; Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Although a wealth of research has explained how postsecondary institutions can support students with disabilities, no studies have articulated which postsecondary institutions are best suited to enroll students with disabilities through quantitative measures over long periods of time. Given the contentious history of special education in Texas, it…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Student Needs, Special Education
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Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Beginning January 18, 2018, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act required all U.S. postsecondary institutions receiving Title IV funds to publish accessible websites, adherent to Level AA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This case study examines the web accessibility of all postsecondary institutions in Texas immediately after the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Access to Education, Students with Disabilities, Civil Rights Legislation
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Wolcott, Jennifer Mdurvwa – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper examines the ways in which people of color are systematically disadvantaged by the criminal justice system in the United States and questions who the true beneficiary of prison reform is. I review specific economic and educational policies that have contributed to this disenfranchisement, such as the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Minority Groups, Disadvantaged, Social Action
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Reeb-Reascos, Kathleen K.; Serniuk, Jennifer – Texas Education Review, 2018
Through discriminatory policies and neoliberal practices, public institutions have historically marginalized low-wage migrants on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, and English-language ability. Under the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress, anti-immigrant practices and rhetoric have intensified. This paper explores the impact of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Neoliberalism
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Seetahal, Kavish; Charran, Chelseaia – Texas Education Review, 2018
This article explores employment of persons with disabilities in the country of Trinidad and Tobago. Although the statistics regarding the employment of persons with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago has not been gathered, the trends in similar countries can be used to make a fair assessment of the situation in Trinidad and Tobago. These trends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Employment Level, Unemployment