Updated, April 9, 2014:
Instead of making Mexican-American studies an official high school course, the Texas State Board of Education has settled on a tentative compromise that would allow school districts to decide whether to offer the course.
"It wasn't necessarily what we were hoping, with a stand-alone course for Mexican-American studies," member Marisa Perez, a San Antonio Democrat, said in an interview after the meeting. "But it's definitely a step in the right direction."
In an 11-3 vote, board members added the class — along with African-American studies, Native American studies and Asian-American studies — to the ...