A Texas law could stop schools from teaching how these children were forced to stay in first grade for 3 years

San Antonio, Texas

Decades after Lupe Alemán was forced to repeat the first grade three times, her son is making it his life’s work to reverse racial inequity in schools.

Enrique Alemán Jr., 50, has spent the past few years talking with numerous students in Texas and across the United States about how his mother and other Mexican American children in Driscoll, Texas, were treated in the 1950s by school officials who claimed they couldn’t speak or understand English.

But a controversial law that goes into effect on September 1 will restrict how social studies teachers in the

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