AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Texas Board of Education is considering a proposal to add Mexican American studies course as a statewide high school elective.
The boards members, made of ten Republicans and five Democrats, held a public hearing on Tuesday in Austin on the matter.
Those in favor of adding the course say the class would give students a deeper understanding of Texas.
Hispanics make up 51% of public school students in the classrooms with Caucasians at 30%, African American at 12.7%, Asians at 3.6% and Multiracial at 1.8%.
Those against adding the elective proposal its an attempt to inject progressive politics into the classroom.
Nearly 40 people testified in favor of the course with only one person testifying against it.