State's OK Sought for Mexican-American Studies Class

Supporters of adding Mexican-American studies as an official Texas high school course say time is running out for the State Board of Education to approve the class for next school year.

Those pushing for the course said this week they hope the board would vote on the matter at its April meeting because the proposal didn’t make the agenda for last Friday’s meeting as they had hoped. Chairwoman Barbara Cargill said the development of new courses would be on the April agenda.

Opponents argue that ethnic studies classes are divisive, and they point out that districts already have the authority ...

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