Thirty years prior to the social movement of the 60’s, Eleuterio Escobar began to document the educational inequalities between Hispanic and Anglo students in San Antonio Texas. He presented his findings to the state, which revealed that the Hispanic West side of the city housed 12,334 students in eleven schools on 24 acres of land and we’re allocated 35% of the cities total investment. The Anglo Eastside housed 12,224 students in 28 schools on 82 acres and were allocated 65% of the cities investment. His findings prompted a $900,000 remedy through his work relates to events in San Antonio, his papers, which are housed at the University of Texas, have been widely studied and instrumental in representing the social conditions among Latinos throughout the country.
About The Author
Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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