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Texas Commission Slams Mexican-American Text

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A committee of educators has released a report detailing 141 errors, many of them they say are racially charged, in a proposed Mexican-American-studies textbook for Texas public high school students.

State board of education member Ruben Cortez, Jr. asked seven professors and a high school teacher to review the proposed textbook Mexican American Heritage. Cortez wants the board to reject the text and reopen bids for a new one.

Activists and professors have criticized the textbook, for example, for painting the Chicano movement as a "threat to society."

Vol. 36, Issue 04, Page 4

Published in Print: September 14, 2016, as Texas Commission Slams Mexican-American Text
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