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One Father's Legacy Of Fighting For Fair Funding In Texas Schools

Patty Rodriguez, who works in the Edgewood Independent School District, says she still sees disparities in opportunities and funding for her students. (Laura Isensee/Houston Public Media)
Patty Rodriguez, who works in the Edgewood Independent School District, says she still sees disparities in opportunities and funding for her students. (Laura Isensee/Houston Public Media)

Republican leaders in Texas are pushing for a bill in the state legislature that could add $9 billion into public education spending. But the push for education reform is nothing new in Texas. Fifty years ago, a San Antonio father named Demetrio Rodriguez demanded fair education for his children, taking his fight all the way to the Supreme Court. Houston Public Media’s Laura Isensee ( @lauraisensee)talked with his daughter Patty Rodriguez and his son Alex Rodriguez about their father’s struggle.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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