Richard A. Johnson, EdD, is the director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Booker T. Washington Initiative, which examines the effects of public policy on African-American communities.

HB 28 seeks to preserve the education of Texas public school students by protecting our students from divisive, inaccurate teachings; by providing educators with access to civics training programs; and by requiring curriculum transparency.

This bill does not transform, alter, or exclude history from being taught in our schools, but what it does is safeguard our children’s education from racist propaganda. I applaud your efforts in continuing to fight the good fight and thank you for allowing me to testify as I urge you to pass HB 28.

Testimony in Support Submitted to the Texas House Public Education Committee