As many parents are becoming aware, schools are no longer a trusted place to send your children where the worldview presented now no longer likely matches that of the parents. This is evident by two bills that just passed the Texas Legislature.
The first bill is Senate Bill 3, which bans the teaching of critical race theory in Texas public schools. As most people are becoming aware, there is a political agenda by the progressive left to create victims and oppressors and intentionally teach children that they are automatically in one of these two categories by virtue of their skin color. Because this has been taught in our universities, young teachers in the classroom now convey this secular worldview both consciously and unconsciously. CRT is also now in many online curriculums. Since parents are not in the classrooms—nor do they have easy access to online curriculums—there has been a lag in public awareness. However, since many children spent part of the last year learning online from home, people are now seeing the harmful effects.
One bill banning CRT passed in the regular session, but it was limited in scope, so another bill has now been passed. This bill, SB 3, does ban CRT in all subjects. It does not have the parental transparency we had hoped for, and there are a couple of minor loopholes that will need to be addressed; however, the bill gives parents a foundation on which to insist overt critical race theory be eliminated from education.
The other bill passed in the special session is SB 9. This bill adds instruction in prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking to “appropriate grade levels.”
This sounds like a nice idea on the surface, especially since Texas is one of the largest hubs in
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