Emotions Run High as Texas to Vote on Mexican-American Studies

Supporters of a proposal to add a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective arrive for Texas arrive for a Texas Board of Education hearing, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Austin, Texas. Proponents say the move would give students a deeper understanding of their state, where Hispanics make up 51 percent of public school students and which was once part of Mexico. Eric Gay / AP

The state's Board of Education will vote on whether to create a statewide elective Mexican-American studies course.

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