Researchers at the LBJ School have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed. “Enrolling in Health Insurance Through the Affordable Care Act: A Texas Case Study” is the product of a yearlong research project sponsored by the Fels Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and the Rockefeller Institute at SUNY Albany.
Unfinished Business: The Civil Rights Act and Education - Education Week Essay by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings
In an essay for Education Week, Dean Robert Hutchings details the connection between Civil Rights and education and examines the progress, or lack thereof, towards true equity in education for all U.S. children.
Hutchings writes, "In the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was passed, what headway have we made in making high-quality public education free and accessible to all our country’s children? How much progress have we made in fulfilling the dreams of LBJ and MLK?"
Pictured Left: President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Martin Luther King Jr. after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in Washington on July 2, 1964.
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