Thursday, March 11, 2010
El Paso Chicano Leaders Mostly Absent on Text Book Debate
Other than State Representative Norma Chavez, El Paso’s Chicano leaders are completely and conspicuously absent from the debate at the state level over the inclusion and exclusion of certain historical figures from text books of Texas school children.
The question is why?
At some point, many of the Chicano leaders in this town that sit on Commissioner’s Court (four out of five members), City Council (four out of eight), the legislature (four out of six), and most El Paso area school boards have benefited from the hard work of history-making trailblazers.
Yet they are no where to be found on an issue that will impact El Paso students one way or another.
I sincerely hope these individuals haven’t forgotten where they come from.
Get off the bench and get involved.
Your absence is an insult and embarrassing.
Posted by The Lion Star at 8:20 PM