Texas Senate passes bill to ban “Critical Race Theory” in state schools

The Texas State Senate has passed a bill to ban the controversial “critical race theory” in state schools.

Per KXAN “House Bill 3979 would also require teachers who choose to discuss those issues with students to include viewpoints “from diverse and contending perspectives without giving deference to any one perspective.”

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said about the bill “House Bill 3979 makes certain that critical race philosophies, including the 1619 founding myth, are removed from our school curriculums statewide. When parents send their children to school, they want their students to learn critical thinking without being indoctrinated with misinformation charging that America and our Constitution are rooted in racism.”

“Texans roundly reject the ‘woke’ philosophies that espouse that one race or sex is better than another and that someone, by virtue of their race or sex, is innately racist, oppressive or sexist,” he added.

Round Rock ISD Instructional Coach Meghan Dougherty said in an interview with KXAN earlier this month “Just the fear of that alone is going to prevent teachers from really delving into a lot of these topics.”

“It’s not that teachers are trying to indoctrinate students, it’s that they are trying to help students understand these issues, help them understand the different perspectives and facilitate positive, productive conversations in the classroom around these issues,” he added.