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Supporters Of Statewide Mexican-American Studies Curriculum To Hold Rally In Austin

The course has to go through a series of approvals from the board before it’s adopted in the fall

Supporters of a statewide Mexican-American studies curriculum will hold a rally today outside the State Board of Education meeting in Austin.

They want the board to name the course “Mexican-American Studies.”

The board in April approved the name “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”  

Republican member David Bradley of Beaumont requested the change because he said he didn’t like quote – hyphenated Americanism.

The five Democrats on the board voted against the suggestion.

They said not calling the course “Mexican-American Studies” does not accurately characterize the identities of Mexican-Americans.

The course has to go through a series of approvals from the board before it’s adopted in the fall.

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