Emotions run high as Texas education board considers statewide Mexican-American studies course

  • by: WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 8, 2014 - 4:55 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Board of Education considered a long-shot proposal Tuesday that would add a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, listening to dozens of supporters who said such a class is the only way to truly understand a state where Hispanics make up 51 percent of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.

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