IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, Dr. Vanessa A. Sansone, presented her study that examined CARES Act funding and spending patterns among Hispanic-serving institutions in Texas.
Moderator: Celina Moreno, J.D., President & CEO, IDRA
Jaime Chahín, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of the College of Applied Arts, Texas State University
Joanna D. Sánchez, Ph.D., Senior Policy Researcher, IDRA
IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, Dr. Davíd Martínez presented his analysis of South Carolina school finance priorities in high-proportion LatinX school districts during COVID-19.
Moderator: Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Policy, IDRA
Derek W. Black, J.D., Professor of Law, Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
Edward García Fierros, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Villanova University
The José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program was established in 2013 by IDRA to honor the memory of IDRA founder, Dr. José Angel Cárdenas. The goal of the program is to engage the nation’s most promising researchers in investigating school finance solutions that secure equity and excellence for all public school students.
We also had a bonus presentation by a team of high school students on the results of their youth participatory action research study, “Culturally Responsive Education and School Discipline in Texas Schools: A Mixed-Methods Case Study.” The four students, who were members of IDRA’s Youth Advisory Board in 2022.