Here is a super concerning bill. Members of the NAACS Tejas Foco, LULAC, TLEEC, and others plan to walk offices tomorrow. Just know that whatever you (think you might) learn from CRT here, the description below is incredibly oversimplified.
For example, it alleges that "proponents of 'critical race theory' tend to critique equal treatment,"distorts CRT by excluding the principle that sameness in say, a resource or an outcome, relative to other groups, is not always optimal due to a history of unequal needs and circumstances due to segregation, poverty, health and income disparities, access to pre-K, quality teachers, ongoing discrimination, and the like—which is what "equity," not mentioned in this piece, actually addresses.
The deeper issue here is that certain privileged and powerful folks are doing what they can to legislate by fiat what Texas students should be learning in their classrooms, undermining administrator and teacher professionalism, student voice, and ultimately, the franchise. This, along with current voter suppression bills in the Texas State Legislature (see Senate Bill 7) seek to disenfranchise Texas' growing demographic majority of minoritized youth.
Do read the House Bill 3979. It's a piece of work.
Stay tuned. More to come.
One Texas school district hired a diversity and inclusion consultant to potentially tweak teaching practices in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Two bills in the Texas legislature, one recently passed out of committee, would halt this plan.