Educators debate adding more Hispanics to Texas social studies lessons

08/17/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Texas education officials are debating including more Hispanic history and major figures in their revamping of the state's social studies curriculum. Advocates say that Hispanic children, estimated to be the majority in Texas schools by 2013, would be better engaged by a curriculum that includes more Hispanics. Critics argue that overemphasis could distort historical fact. The Texas State Board of Education will vote on changes in the spring.

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