Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Update on the Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition—FINAL SBOE HEARING ON Nov. 15, 2016

Today is Día de los Muertos, a holiday observed on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to remember loved ones lost, and it is part of my heritage as a Mexican-American.

Will Texas school children, many of whom can trace their families to Mexico and other Latin American countries, learn about this day and other aspects of their heritage in our schools? They may not if the highly inaccurate and deeply offensive Mexican-American studies textbook under consideration by the Texas State Board of Education gets into their classrooms.

That's why it's critical that you make one final push to convince the board to #RejectTheText! The SBOE is set to hold its final hearing on the textbook onTuesday, Nov. 15, followed by an up or down vote later that same week.

You can do two things to help us defeat this textbook:
We'll keep you posted on how to sign up to testify, so look for an email about it next week.

On behalf of the
Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition,

Val Benavidez 
REST Coalition

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