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State's OK Sought For Mexican-American Studies Classes

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MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Juan Lopez, of Phoenix, show his support of the Tucson Unified School District, after Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announces that the Tucson Unified School District violates state law by teaching it's Mexican American Studies Department's ethic studies program at a news conference at the Arizona Department of Education Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Supporters of adding Mexican-American studies as an official Texas high school course say time is running out for the State Board of Education to approve the class for next school year.

Those pushing for the course said this week they hope the board would vote on the matter at its April meeting because the proposal didn’t make the agenda for last Friday’s meeting as they had hoped. Chairwoman Barbara Cargill said the development of new courses would be on the April agenda.

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