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Mexican-American education symposium scheduled

Posted by University News Service

Sept. 24, 2009


The history of Mexican-American education in Texas will be the topic of a symposium Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Texas State University-San Marcos.  The symposium will begin at 6:30 p.m., following a 6 p.m. reception, both in Taylor-Murphy Hall 104. The events are free and open to the public.


The symposium, titled “Educating the Barrio: A Historical Symposium on Mexican-American Education in Texas,” will feature three speakers:

·         Dr. Guadalupe San Miguel, Professor of History at the University of Houston, on “The post-1960 Struggles for Educational Equality and Pluralism in Texas.”

·         Dr. Carlos Blanton, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, on “The Search for Educational Access and Equity: Mexican Americans and the Bilingual Tradition of Texas.”

·         Dr. Gene Preuss, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Houston, on “Delgado v. Bastrop: Its Role in Mexican-American Education and History.”

The symposium is sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, the History Club, and the Department of History.  More information is available from Michelle Seiler, President of Phi Alpha Theta, or Dr. Frank de la Teja,, (512) 245-2142.