Selene Rodriguez

Selene Rodriguez is a policy scholar at the Foundation. In this role, she conducts research on public policy issues related to immigration and energy; assists the Foundation in academic publication; educates lawmakers and members of the public on Foundation research; and provides formal testimony to local, state, and federal entities. Prior to this position, Rodriguez served in the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Specialist and completed an internship at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Born and raised in Del Rio, Texas, Rodriguez graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in political science and is currently a graduate student. She has a passion for her two children, her dogs, and volunteering at her local church.

K-12 Education

Yes, You Are Smart Enough: Empowering Students through High Learning Standards and Quality Education

Woke society continues to take aim at the nation’s education systems, insisting that minority students are simply incapable of meeting the academic standards that other students are expected to reach. One example: Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 744 into law in July. The governor’s deputy communications director said in an email that suspending the reading, writing and math proficiency requirements...

September 10, 2021