Texas board ducks vote on Mexican-American studies course; instead encourages new textbooks

  • by: WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 9, 2014 - 5:25 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Board of Education bypassed voting Wednesday on a hotly debated proposal to create a statewide Mexican-American studies course as a high school elective, instead simply asking publishers to submit textbooks for such a class and several other ethnic studies topics by the 2016-2017 school year.

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