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Letter to Hon. Fred Felty from Alonso S. Perales, requesting an amendment for the School Equalization Bill, June 9, 1938.

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Letter to Hon. Fred Felty from Alonso S. Perales, requesting an amendment for the School Equalization Bill, June 9, 1938.

Subject

PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960
SEGREGATION in education.
APPOINTMENT, call, and election
SCHOOL board members
RACE discrimination in education
SEGREGATION in education--Law and legislation--United States.

Description

Letter to Hon. Fred Felty from Alonso S. Perales, requesting that if he is elected, that the School Equalization Bill, Article 2663 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas be amended. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction should be empowered to hold back funds if school districts fail to provide "equal school facilities" to all school-age children.

Creator

Perales, Alonso S.

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Date

1938-06-09

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Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

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English

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SAN Antonio (Tex.)

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[Top of Page] Same letter to Messrs. Grover C. Morris, P.E. Dickinson, T.H. Ridgeway, and Fred W. Noble.

San Antonio, Texas,
June 9, 1938.

Hon. Fred Felty,
Attorney at Law,
Alamo National Bldg.,
City.

My dear Mr. Felty:

Referring to your candidacy for the Legislature, I am wrting to inquire whether in the event you are elected on July 23rd next, you will see that a rider or amendment is attached to the School Equalization Bill, reading substantially as follows:

"PROVIDED [Written - All Caps], that Article 2663 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas be and the same is hereby amended as follows:

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is hereby empowered and charged with the duty of with-holding the per capita apportionment from any common or independent school district that fails to provide for every child of scholastic age in that district, the equal school facilities to which all school children are entitled under the Constitution and laws of our State."

It so happens that a great number of injustices are being kept committed upon children of Mexican or Spanish extraction by school boards throughout our State, and under present legal provisions upon the subject the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is powerless to assist us in remedying the situation. He can, and does, of course, ofteen recommend, and sometimes instruct, the school boards to comply with the law, but they hardly ever obey his instructions or heed his recommendations [Newly included - in this respect]. Therefore, the only solution to the problem, as I see it, is a rider or amendment such as I have outlined above.

Awaiting your reply, in writing, I remain

Sincerely yours,
ALONSO S. PERALES

[HANDWRITTEN - Mr. Joe [Illegeible last name]]
1109 [Illegible address] Bldg

Citation

Perales, Alonso S., “Letter to Hon. Fred Felty from Alonso S. Perales, requesting an amendment for the School Equalization Bill, June 9, 1938.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed April 23, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/372.