A broad coalition of organizations and scholars from across Texas is calling on the State Board of Education to reject a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that promotes offensive cultural stereotypes, distorts history and is plagued by factual errors. See the list of coalition partners below.


TAKE ACTION

Sign the action to add your name to the following petition:

I call on the Texas State Board of Education to reject this deeply flawed textbook — and ask local school districts across Texas to refuse to use this textbook for any course.


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ADD YOUR VOICE TO THOSE CALLING FOR THE REJECTION OF THE FLAWED MEXICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE  TEXTBOOK

The Mexican American Heritage textbook proposed for Texas public schools is plagued with errors, distorts history, and makes offensive claims about Mexican Americans and others. It has no place in a Texas classroom, especially a class about the experiences and contributions of Mexican Americans in our country’s history.

BACKGROUND

Mexican American Heritage is the only textbook proposed by a publisher for consideration by the State Board of Education. The state board will likely hold public hearings on the textbook at its November 15-18 meetings in Austin. A final vote on adoption is scheduled for the November meeting.

Scholars from across Texas and outside the state have been reviewing the textbook. Click here to learn more about what they are saying about this deeply flawed, offensive textbook.