Civil Rights Groups Seeking Texas Schools Review

AUSTIN (AP) – Two civil rights organizations are seeking a federal review of public school education in Texas, accusing state school administrators of violating federal civil rights laws after curriculum changes approved earlier this year by the Texas Board of Education.

The request to the U.S. Department of Education by the Texas NAACP and Texas League of United Latin American Citizens contended Monday that the curriculum changes passed in May “were made with the intention to discriminate” and would have a “stigmatizing impact” on African American and Latino students.

Documents were sent Sunday to the federal department. Besides the curriculum complaint, they accuse the state of “miseducation” of minority students, of disparate discipline for minority students and of rules leading to underrepresentation of minorities in gifted and talented school programs.

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  1. Hemroidious says:

    Whites are now the minority. African American and Latino students are the majority now.

    1. clyde jonson says:

      In a desperate attempt to keep “White” the majority, a few years ago Texas reclassified “Hispanic” people as White and added ethnicity to the racial classifications. So now we have White Non-Hispanics and White Hispanics. As a result, White people are now the vast majority thanks to some trickery by the most powerful white people. Asians are probably the next to become honorary White people. Congratulations! You made it!

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