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David Hinojosa

Middle school students say principal banned speaking Spanish

She’s like, ‘Well you can get out.’” This news reached David Hinojosa of the Mexican American Legal and Educational Fund (MALDEF) who feels that there could be legal action taken if the students’ claims are accurate. Hinojosa wrote a letter to the district on November 21 informing ...

Willie Velásquez day set for May 9

Nina Perales and David Hinojosa (not seen in this photo) of the Mexcian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, in San Antonio. The civil rights attorneys rarely get a lot of ink, but they're an incredible team. Nina, who has argued cases before the Supreme Court, is ...

Local lawmakers support public education funding overhaul

“We said it three weeks ago in opening statements, and we proved it three weeks later,” said David Hinojosa — lead school finance attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and representative for some of the poorest school districts in the state and a group of ...

School funding case heads back to the courtroom

conceived educational policies and continue to avoid providing the educational opportunities Texas children need to succeed,” said David Hinojosa, the lead school finance attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The San Antonio-based organization represents ...

For Texas Legislators, Children of Color ‘Not a Priority,’ Say Advocates

“There’s a clear need to see Latino and African American kids not as liabilities, but rather as assets in terms of investing in their future.” Attorney David Hinojosa, regional counsel for MALDEF’s San Antonio office, says that school funding mechanisms have resulted in unequal spending ...

School districts score preliminary win in school finance lawsuit

"We're extremely excited," said David Hinojosa, Southwest Regional Council for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). "This is a great civil rights victory for the children who are learning English in our schools and not being able to achieve the standards the ...

Education funding lawsuit: Sides ready for opening court salvo

“If we had a fair funding system we wouldn’t have sued the state,” said David Hinojosa, MALDEF chief school finance attorney. “The state continues to leave many of our most vulnerable students behind, especially low-income and English-language learners, as well as students in low-wealth ...

Spanish banned in Texas school and beyond where Hispanics are educated

David Hinojosa, of MALDEF - the Mexican American Legal and Educational Fund - believes that legal action could be taken if the students’ assertions are accurate. On Nov. 21, 2013, he wrote that the anti-Spanish policy also invites potential challenges under the First Amendment of the ...

School district lawyers hammer away at education funding system

Also wrapping up the case were David Thompson, who represents Dallas and other large and mid-sized districts, and David Hinojosa of MALDEF, attorney for a group of lower wealth districts. Thompson said every one of the school superintendents who testified during the 12 weeks of testimony ...

Schools: Texas' public ed funding still 'broken'

‘‘Things only got tougher,’’ said David Hinojosa, an attorney representing the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and low-income school districts. He added that the Legislature’s changes were ‘‘not even close’’ to meeting constitutional standards. The school districts ...

States sued over education funding

David Hinojosa, a lawyer representing the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and low-income school districts, said the state's partial restoration of the funding cuts is least $2 billion short of the 2010-2011 funding requirements, and doesn't account for inflation or ...

Texas school finance case back in court _ again

David Hinojosa, who represents the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said curriculum standards are still too high given rising classroom costs. Continued.....

Group sues New Mexico claiming schools provide inadequate funding to educate 'at-risk students'

But David Hinojosa, MALDEF's southwest regional counsel, said, "When you really look at the facts, no one can dispute that New Mexico schools are failing. No one can dispute that these children are not achieving their full potential, and they are being denied the basic educational ...

KU Libraries to host symposium honoring Brown v. Board 60th anniversary

"The Legacies and Challenges to Fulfilling the promises of Mendez and Brown," 10:45 a.m. David Hinojosa, regional counsel with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. "Today's Unfinished Business of Brown," 1 p.m. Theodore Shaw, Columbia University School of Law. ...

Media advisory: KU to host events commemorating Brown v. Board 60th anniversary

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host a series of events, Brown v. Board, Legacies Created, Questions Remain, in April, marking the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case. April 11-12: The Legacies and Unfinished Business of BvB, 2.0 KU Libraries will host an ...

Educational Equity, Politics & Policy in Texas: MALDEF, LATINO COALITION FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY LA...

It’s time the Texas Legislature take meaningful steps to improve the quality of education for all Texas students,” stated David Hinojosa,Regional Counsel for MALDEF and lead attorney for the Edgewood plaintiffs in the latest school finance case, Edgewood ISD v. Williams. Founded in 1968...

MALDEF wins Texas school funding court case

“The State has left many Texas children behind by blatantly defying its constitutional duty to fully support their education,” said David Hinojosa, Southwest Regional Counsel for MALDEF, who delivered the closing arguments on behalf of the represented schools and plaintiffs. “Every Texas ...

Educational Equity, Politics & Policy in Texas: Expert: Texas' bilingual ed needs have skyrocketed

Hats off to MALDEF, particularly, attorney David Hinojosa, for his leadership, and to NCLR's Delia Pompa, as well. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has seen a significant increase in the number of its public-school students considered English-language learners but is cutting funding to ...

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