I would like to commend Rep. Rafael Anchia for bringing the issue of the Trinity Parkway to light in the state Legislature. The argument has been made that the state should not be involved in city matters. But with the city facing more than a $900 million shortfall for this project, it is only natural to think that they’re going to turn to the state for funding

Just months after efforts to transform Dallas ISD into a home-rule charter failed, a new bill filed in the Texas Legislature proposes to overhaul the district with some of the same options. The bill, by Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, would allow local voters to decide whether to reshape how the Dallas Independent School District is governed and whether to start the school year earlier in August

A lot going on in Austin right now relating to education. Several bills have already been filed that could affect how school boards govern. I’ll write a post on those soon. Also, be sure to voice your support on social media for Rep. Eric Johnson’s pre-K bill, HB 1100, which will be discussed in the Public Education Committee tomorrow. But today a very DISD-specific bill was filed by Rep. Rafael Anchia

Facing legislative efforts to overturn the Texas Dream Act and new state leaders who are open to its repeal, state Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, filed a resolution Thursday to reaffirm support for the act. The Dream Act allows undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition if they have lived in Texas for three years, have graduated from high school in the state, and agree to seek legal residency

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