Stepping up where the State Board of Education failed, some teachers across Texas are building lessons plans with a uniquely Mexican-American focus. The courses have been steadily gaining popularity in school districts across Texas, prompting a move that could finally force the state to throw its support behind the class.
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On the 50th anniversary of the passage of LBJ’s Civil Rights Act, Texas politicians remind us just how far we still have to go.
In a preliminary vote, the Texas State Board of Education voted Wednesday to ask for textbooks on Mexican-American Studies and other ethnic studies courses.
The Texas State Board of Education heard testimony Tuesday on a proposed high school elective in Mexican-American history.
University of Texas history professor Emilio Zamora calls the SBOE’s decision the biggest advance in Mexican-American studies education in a decade.