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Civil rights leader David G. Hinojosa, regional counsel with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s San Antonio office, who helped represent poor districts in the ongoing lawsuit to press for equitable funding of public schools, spoke recently to the educational advocacy group Texas Kids Can’t Wait at the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In an interview beforehand with the Trib, Hinojosa spoke about the case against the state of Texas over public school funding (which passed muster with state District Judge John Dietz but continues in the legal labyrinth on appeal); why legislators can never get school finance right; the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the U.S. Supreme Court this year; and why Hispanics, despite their growing demographic muscle in Texas, still don’t turn out to vote…


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