AUSTIN, Texas – Texas will not allow schools to use public funding to the education of immigrant children housed in federal prisons.
The Houston Chronicle reports that the Texas Education Agency this week told a charter school group that the local schools that seek to serve immigrant students in the federal authority can’t “do with the state funding of education.”
The Associated Press reported this month that the San Benito school district had an agreement to send 19 bilingual teachers and other resources to a nearby migrant shelter on the U. S-mexican border. The shelter operator says it has now cancelled that agreement.
Texas officials say the federal government is responsible for educating the children of migrants.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requires school-aged children in the care received six hours of structured instruction on weekdays.