Skip to comments.MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES COURSE REJECTED BY TEXAS EDUCATION BOARD
Posted on 04/10/2014 9:40:33 AM PDT by kingattax
Several members on the Texas State Board of Education recently pushed to institute a required Mexican-American studies class in all Texas public high schools.
Supporters of the proposal argued that such a course would give students a more well-rounded perspective of Texas culture and people. During a meeting on April 9, however, the board's 10 Republicans and five Democrats ultimately rejected the idea by bypassing the vote. A spokeswoman from the Texas Education Agency told Breitbart Texas that many high schools in the state already offer Mexican-American studies courses.
"Districts already have the ability to offer such a course," the spokeswoman said. "Some have already done so."
Board member Ruben Cortez, D-Brownsville, had initially been a strong proponent of the proposed mandate. He said that although a standardized course was rejected, he is still satisfied because the board also voted to ask publishers to submit textbooks on the subject for the 2016-2017 school year.
"The biggest difficulty for school districts is not developing a course, its obtaining the appropriate instructional materials," he told the Associated Press.
Many critics of a required Mexican-American Studies course claim it is an attempt by progressives to indoctrinate students.
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We don’t need any more hate-America studies.
I noticed in the recent census estimates that they have made a change that dilutes the reality that the US is a majority caucasian nation (and always will be). They have made this new category called hispanic and another one called white other than hispanic. In those two categories they have tried to lump people into a ‘racial’ category that is non existent. Since when does being from Mexico or the Caribbean or Central America constitute a RACE? Hispanic is NOT a race andy more than Iowan or New Yorker is a race.
Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest. Glad that Texas showed some smarts
Hispanics and anglos have been working, living and intermarrying-and even fighting together here for a couple of centuries-especially in rural areas. We are nicely blended as Tejanos/Texicans, and don’t need any of that divisive crap from democrats, or sour grapes from Mexico-get over it...
“...Many critics of a required Mexican-American Studies course claim it is an attempt by progressives to indoctrinate students....”
If it’s sponsored by democrats, it definitely is.
The new communist insurgency: The Democrat Party.
Correct-it is not a “race”. We are all Americans above all else, if we were born here. I’m of the Caucasian race-my ethnicity is Hispanic-they are completely different things.
According to scientists and anthropologists who study that sort of thing, there are just three known, documented races-Black, Asian and Caucasian-although those lines blurred far back in pre-history before bigots existed. There are probably hundreds of ethnic groups...
They should double down and adopt the Arizona law that prohibits teaching courses that push ethnic hate.
Worked just fine in Tucson and was upheld even by the Leftist courts.
If its sponsored by democrats, it definitely is.
this can be said of government school altogether... children of conservatives have no business sitting in this indoctrination day after day, year after year...
“...this can be said of government school altogether.....”
Which is why I struggled to send my kids to parochial school at great expense... and they turned out pretty well, thankfully.
But it’s even in the parochial schools too, so you have to interdict it where you can.
So exactly what ethnicity is Hispanic? That terminology ignores the differences that exist through out the countries that make up the term Hispanic. It would be like me saying I am A Mercian and culturally my family is Indian and European. That I am of Scottish and Dine descent is far different than if I were of Italian and Cree..... At least in a cultural sense
This is why Texas is not like California, Texans fight the left.
I completed a survey for American Airlines. When the question of ethnicity came up, I chose “other” and wrote in Anglo-European.
Two can play that game.....
“Hispanics and anglos have been working, living and intermarrying...here for a couple of centuries...”
Tejanos by-and-large supported Texas Independence. Hell, the overlap between Mexican independence from Spain and Texas independence from Mexico was only around 15 years; hardly enough time to develop a Mexican identity.
You’re right, we don’t need liberal lies taught as history.
Some of my ancestors left the ranch in SW Texas and fought in the war for Texas independence-one or two ended up dead in some skirmish-but as Basques leaving Spain, then Mexico to get away from government interference, I don’t suppose they were interested in being part of Santa Anna’s Mexico...
The divisive crap is a business model, and its tool used to fuel hatred for the anglo-whites in the hearts of hispanics. It works and its coming.
As I understand, it is a term to describe the descendants of those who came from Spain to the Americas, and interbred with Native Americans in South, Central and North America-and some of the Caribbean islands-hence, it is an ethnicity made of at least two other ones. Are you confused yet?
My ancestors were Basques from the Pyrenees-came to Mexico in the 15-1600’s, intermarried with other people from Spain, some natives, left for Texas in the 1700’s, intermarried with some more natives, a few Germans and even a Creole Francais from Louisiana, and more fellow Basque ranchers. That is Hispanic here-or Texican, or Tejano...
Texans use common sense.
May God continue to bless and keep Texas.