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Board Of Education Rejects Mexican-American Textbook In Preliminary Vote

Ryan Poppe

In a preliminary vote Wednesday morning, the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial textbook, Mexican American Heritage, which had been submitted for use in Texas public schools.

The final vote is slated for Friday. The textbook had been plagued with complaints that it was filled with errors and offensive descriptions that Mexican-Americans were lazy and drunkards. Wednesday’s vote was 14-0 with board member David Bradley, of Beaumont, absent.

On Tuesday, the CEO and publisher of Momentum Instruction, Cynthia Dunbar, had defended the textbook.