Texas board rebuffs plea for Hispanics to weigh in on new standards

03/20/2008 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

The Texas Board of Education chairman says there's not enough time before a March 27 preliminary vote to have Hispanic experts review the state's proposed new English language arts and reading standards. Texas State Rep. Abel Herrero had asked the board to invite experts on Hispanic culture to help develop the new curriculum, given than Hispanic youth account for a large portion of the 4.7 million Texas public-school student body.

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