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LatinoJustice PRLDEF Statement on Texas Governor Abbott's Comments Children's Right to Public Education

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

May 5, 2022 

Contacts:
Carolina González | Senior Director of Strategic Communication| [email protected] | 212-739-7513 
Sarai Bejarano | Manager of Traditional & Digital Media | [email protected] | 212-739-7581  

 

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Statement on Texas Governor Abbott's Comments Children's Right to Public Education

The following statement can be attributed to Lourdes M. Rosado, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF:

“LatinoJustice is appalled by Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s statement that he would attempt to curtail the rights of Texas children to receive a public education by challenging the landmark 1982 Supreme Court decision in Plyler v. Doe. This dismaying volley is based on gross inaccuracies about a case that was in fact brought by our sister organization MALDEF to uphold the rights of Texas children, not, as he wrongly stated, to relieve the state of its responsibility to provide public education. This is part and parcel of a pattern we have seen with the governor, to stoke fear among some Texans to portray those who do not look like him as unworthy, and using that as justification to strip away their fundamental protections and rights. Instead of improving public education for all, Abbott would rather fund cruel and unneeded initiatives like Operation Lone Star. We will continue to fight at the side of our Tejano family against any attacks on their rights.”
 

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About LatinoJustice
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For nearly 50 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout the country. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit www.LatinoJustice.org