Texas SBOE discusses proposed changes to social studies curriculum

Texas SBOE discusses proposed changes to social studies curriculum

The proposed changes include teaching Texas history throughout elementary and middle school, not just in fourth and seventh grades. Inclusion of personal financial literacy in high school; and explaining how to teach racism in the classroom.

In the last legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 3, the state’s so-called “critical race theory” law, which would change the way Texas teachers teach students about race and racism.

Bill by State Senator Brian Hughes (R-Mineola). He spoke to SBOE members at his Monday meeting and explained how the law does not prohibit race lessons and racism.

“That bill is not an attempt to clean up or teach our history in any other way than the truth — the good, the bad and the ugly — and the difficult things we’ve been through and the things we’ve overcome. Hughes said. “No one is saying that we don’t have systemic racism. But what we are saying is that we have made a lot of progress. We have a long way to go. But the way to get there is to come together. Americans. “

Hughes said the law prohibits teaching that one race or gender is superior to another.

The SBOE is expected to vote on the new curriculum changes in November.

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