The author of a Texas bill that would restrict the teaching of critical race theory in schools said claims that his bill would strip lessons on the Ku Klux Klan, civil rights, and other topics from the state curriculum were outright false.
Sen. Bryan Hughes (R) responded to critics of his bill on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” Wednesday, explaining that the legislation he’s offering would not make a single change to requirements in Texas administrative code for the teaching of slavery, the civil rights movement, the Ku Klux Klan, and other topics Republicans have been accused of trying to ” cancel ” by passing bills banning critical race theory in schools.
“Anyone can go to Chapter 113, of the Texas administrative code. That’s where our curriculum elements are found,” Hughes told BlazeTV host Glenn Beck. “Chapter 113, Texas administrative code. That’s before my bill. That’s after my bill. It’s still there, and you will find many specific references to difficult subjects, like slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, eugenics. Things like the women’s suffrage movement. A lot of that, Dr. King, we adore and look up to Dr. King so much. You’ll find many references to him, to Susan B. Anthony, to the civil rights movement. The underground railroad. The very things — the very things that we’re accused of removing — are specifically set out in the curriculum standards today.”
Hughes’ bill, S.B. 3, is legislation that would follow-up and amend a House bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in May that restricts the teaching of critical race theory in schools. The law specifically prohibits teaching that one race or sex is inherently superior to another; that an individual, by virtue of race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; that an individual bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of their race or sex; that the advent of slavery in the United States constituted the true founding of the nation; and other tenets of critical race theory that Republicans across the nation have sought to remove from school […]
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