Mrs. Hall told The New American that she began to question what was going on after seeing a small item in the local newspaper, the Odessa American, a few years ago. She filed a FOIA to find out the facts, and was shocked to learn the history of Corona and the Bert Corona Leadership Institute (BCLI), none of which was being made known to the taxpayers of the school district. She called the district office simply to get information about the program, but was immediately told her children were not eligible. She hadnt intended to inquire on behalf of her grown children, but believes the defensive response she received was indicative of an unseen agenda. The program, it turns out, is open only to children of seasonal, migrant workers in the farming or fishing industries.
W. Texas Town to Send Migrant Students to Socialist Conference in D.C.Written by Kelly Holt
On Tuesday, March 29, the school district of Ector County, Texas (ECISD) approved sending 9th- through 12th-grade migrant students on a grant-funded trip to Washington in June, where they will attend the Experience in Democracy (EID) Leadership Conference. However, many residents of Odessa, the county seat, are not happy about the curriculum or the fact that some expenses may be picked up by the school district after all.