A bill in the Texas state senate would ban teaching the divisive, anti-American “critical race theory” in public schools.
A new bill in Texas would make it illegal to teach radical “critical race theory” ideology in public schools.
Senate Bill 2202, currently being reviewed in the House Public Education Committee, aims to ban the teaching of radical ideology associated with critical race theory in Texas public schools. The bill also mandates an academic focus on America’s founding documents and ideas.
The bill details, in part, a list of specific concepts that “no teacher, administrator, or other employee in any state agency … shall require, or make part of a course.” One of the concepts is: that “any individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive either consciously or unconsciously.”
This bill cracks down on cities that try to defund police.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 7, 2021
Similar legislation was passed last week in Idaho, and other similar bills are being considered in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. In March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also blocked critical race theory from being taught in classrooms.
Critical race theory and other radical ideologies are divisive, racist and anti-American. They have no place in schools where our children are meant to learn things that are true and factual. Government leaders who decide to ban radical, left-wing ideology like critical race theory deserve our support.