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State Board Approves African American Studies High School Course Despite Controversy | Spectrum News

State Board Approves African American Studies High School Course Despite Controversy | Spectrum News

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By Chris Grisby, Spectrum News

TEXAS — The Texas State Board of Education has approved an African American studies course for students to take in public high schools. The course will be the second ethnic studies course offered to students alongside Mexican American studies. Some proponents of the new course though say implementing the curriculum was a hard-fought battle. 

  • Texas State Board of Education approves African American studies course for high schools
  • Materials will leave out some key figures including Malcolm X
  • Indigenous studies class planned for future

​”It was a lot of work. We had a lot of people who have been involved in the struggle for many many years, and this was sort of like a dream come true,” said UT Austin professor Dr. Kevin Cokley, who also serves as the director at the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis.

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