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What’s Next For Mexican-American Studies in Texas

Last Friday the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. But how was the decision made and what is there to expect moving forward?

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The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes.

 Dr. Jerónimo Cortina, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston, explains what’s next.

MORE: Inside the Controversy Around Texas’ New Mexican-American Studies Textbook (Houston Matters, June 3, 2016)

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