Dallas, Texas. By Luis Lara State Representative Roberto Alonzo received recognition from the organization «TACHE» (Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education) for the work he continues to accomplish in support of higher education in the state of Texas.
TACHE – Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education is a professional association committed to improving educational and employment opportunities for Chicanos in higher education.
During the time that Roberto Alonzo has been representing District 104 in the Texas Legislature, Alonzo was able push through a law that was approved to assist in curbing the teacher shortage in Texas, especially in encouraging more bilingual education teachers. «More than $ 5 million has been given in North Texas to support the education and development of bilingual teachers. In Texas, we need more than 10 thousand teachers; I did my homework and was able to achieve that amount of funding that has served to train about 900 teachers,» concluded Alonzo.
Roberto Alonzo, has also been supporting the University of Texas at Arlington, specifically the Department of Mexican American Studies, in compliance with his plans to expand its academic offer in the multicultural study of Hispanics in the United States.
This department is responsible for offering a comprehensive vision of the lives, cultures and history of the Mexican American and Latino populations. This area offers undergraduate degrees focused on the interdisciplinary study of the movement of people along the Mesoamerican migration corridor.
«My goal is to continue to provide the right tools for young people to be professionals who serve Latinos in all areas of the state of Texas and throughout the nation,» said Roberto Alonzo.