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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Zhang, Yi Leaf; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – Texas Education Review, 2021
To support youth early motivation for college and careers that meet workforce needs, the Texas Legislature in 2013 passed House Bill 5 to adopt a new high school graduation program, which allows students to pursue "endorsements" as they begin 9th grade. Endorsements introduce high-school students to STEM, Business & Industry, Public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Enrollment, High School Students
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Mattson, Timothy – Texas Education Review, 2020
"Brown v. Board of Education" (1954) officially ended legal (de jure) segregation, but desegregation outcomes overall fell short of this nation's ideals of equality and justice. As a result, children of color suffer. The purpose of this study was as follows: 1) To measure school segregation by race and ethnicity in Texas, and 2) To…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Race, Ethnicity, Public Schools
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Veenis, Jon C. – Texas Education Review, 2018
One of the claims asserted by advocates of the privatized school choice model is that Traditional Public Schools (TPSs) have failed in their efforts to ameliorate social inequalities for underserved populations. School choice models that support privatization and competition are typically associated with the idealization of market efficiencies, as…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, School Choice, Equal Education, Privatization
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Greene, Jay; Mellow, Nicole – Texas Education Review, 2000
Observed public and private school lunchrooms and recorded where students sat by race, calculating the percentage of students who sat with students of other races. Overall, 63.5 percent of private school students and 49.7 percent of public school students sat in integrated groups. Influences on integration included segregated housing patterns,…
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Private Schools
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Merrifield, John D. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Reviews the many dramatically different forms of school choice proposals, warning against implementing sharply limited and regulated school choice plans and arguing that if the failure of school choice is wrongly attributed to too much choice rather than too little, broader and freer experiments in choice could be politically doomed. Focuses on…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
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Wales, Steven – Texas Education Review, 2002
Suggests that the Supreme Court's Santa Fe v. Doe decision (involving voluntary, student-led prayer at high school football games) was erroneous. Concludes that the Supreme Court's jurisprudence in this area has effectively expunged religion from the public square, particularly public schools, by writing into the Constitution a strict wall between…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion