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One Father's Legacy Of Fighting For Fair Funding In Texas Schools05:12
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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)
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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 segment aired on March 26, 2019.

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