GRASSROOTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, EDUCATION GROUPS ANNOUNCE COALITION OPPOSED TO OFFENSIVE MEXICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TEXTBOOK PROPOSED FOR TEXAS SCHOOLS

Textbook Reinforces Racial Stereotypes, Distorts History, Scholars Say FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2016 AUSTIN – A broad coalition of organizations from across Texas is calling on the State Board of Education (SBOE) to reject a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that promotes offensive cultural stereotypes, distorts history and is plagued by factual errors. “This textbook […]

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This Texas Education Board Republican Sounds a Lot Like Donald Trump

We told you last month about the brewing storm over a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook submitted for approval in Texas by an even more controversial former member of the State Board of Education. Now a current state board member has leapt to the defense of the textbook — and in a shockingly offensive and insulting way that […]

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A Note on That Mexican-American Studies Text You’ve Been Hearing About

You may have seen reports, like this one by the Associated Press, about a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that will be submitted to the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) for approval and use in the state’s public schools. That textbook is already generating controversy. Cursory reviews of the book show that it includes troubling […]

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When It Comes to Attacking Public Schools, Ohio Rep Has Nothing on Texas Pols

Folks in Ohio are upset after a Republican state legislator there criticized public education as a failure because, he says, it’s socialism. But he’s got nothing on the anti-public education fanatics we elect here in Texas. Ohio state Rep. Andrew Brenner wrote about public schools in a blog post on March 3 titled “Public education […]

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