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2023 Session Recap

For higher education in Texas, this year’s session was a mixed bag of interference and investment

Texas lawmakers made huge investments in community colleges and created new endowments for public universities. They also banned diversity, equity and inclusion offices and gave themselves more control over university faculty tenure.

Democratic lawmakers gather at the dias in the House chamber in support of an amendment that would have preserved DEI initiates in Texas’ public universities at the Capitol in Austin on April 06, 2023.

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More funding, some caveats

Patrick’s ire targets tenure, DEI

A new way to fund community colleges 

A new endowment emerges 


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