SAN ANTONIO, Texas (FOX 26) - The State Board of Education will hold public hearings on Tuesday on proposed streamlined social studies curriculum standards and on new reading and language arts instructional material.
In a Twitter post on Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott shared his opposition to political correctness in schools based on a Texas Monthly article titled "Should Texas Schoolchildren Be Taught That Alamo Defenders Were ‘Heroic’?"
Stop political correctness in our schools. Of course Texas schoolchildren should be taught that Alamo defenders were ‘Heroic’! I fully expect the State Board of Education to agree. Contact your SBOE Member to complain. @TXSBOE #txlege #tcot https://t.co/Ph9oBoBzKF— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 6, 2018
Texas Land Commissioner shared the same sentiment on Twitter related to the Texas Monthly story.
This politically correct nonsense is why I’ll always fight to honor the Alamo defenders’ sacrifice. His letter & the defenders’ actions must remain at the very core of TX history teaching. This is not debatable to me. https://t.co/4QADkAIZIt— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) September 6, 2018
The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 1-104 of the Travis Building on 1701 North Congress Avenue in Austin. There will first be a public hearing on the new instructional material, followed by a public hearing on the curriculum standards.
Texas residents can register until 5 p.m. Monday at https://form.jotform.com/TXEd/sboe-registration-form-for-public-t to provide public testimony at the hearings on Tuesday. Based on the projected participation, testimony will be limited to two minutes per speaker.
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