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    Texas Board Rejects Criticized Mexican-American Textbook
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    Wednesday's 14-0 preliminary move to block the book, titled "Mexican-American Heritage," must still be affirmed by a final vote Friday.

    The Texas Board of Education has unanimously rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook that experts say is rife with factual errors and anti-Hispanic bias.

    Wednesday's 14-0 preliminary move to block the book, titled "Mexican-American Heritage," must still be affirmed by a final vote Friday. It likely dooms a textbook that has long been disputed.

    Two years ago, the Republican-controlled board defeated a proposal to create a full Mexican-American studies course in Texas. Instead, it asked publishers to submit proposed ethnic studies textbooks.

    But only one Mexican-American studies book was offered. Academics and activists then spent months highlighting dozens of inaccuracies and stereotypes, including suggestions that Mexican immigrants were lazy.

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    The head of the textbook's publishing company, conservative ex-board member Cynthia Dunbar, says there's no legal basis for its rejection. She says doing so could spark legal action.