State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez speaks at a press conference Sept. 6 in Brownsville. Cortez publicly rejected a textbook under consideration by the state board, alleging it contained erroneous information, omissions, negative stereotypes and racial assertions against Mexican-American culture.
State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez speaks at a press conference Sept. 6 in Brownsville. Cortez publicly rejected a textbook under consideration by the state board, alleging it contained erroneous information, omissions, negative stereotypes and racial assertions against Mexican-American culture. Jason Hoekema AP
State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez speaks at a press conference Sept. 6 in Brownsville. Cortez publicly rejected a textbook under consideration by the state board, alleging it contained erroneous information, omissions, negative stereotypes and racial assertions against Mexican-American culture. Jason Hoekema AP