The Texas Senate passed legislation to protect students from school districts implementing government-sanctioned racism in their curriculums. Known as ‘critical race theory,’ the approach serves to distinguish individuals, as well as teach history, purely on the basis of race. The bill, HB 3979, will now go to conference committee to iron out differences between the bills passed by the House and Senate. The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s distinguished senior fellow of higher education and constitutional studies Dr. Tom Lindsay released the following statement:

“This is a huge win for Texas students. We will not allow state-funded racism in our schools or permit our students to be used as political props. The heart of the bill reaffirms Texas’ dedication to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensures that every student will ‘not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’ Texas should also redouble its focus on teaching proper civics and ensure students get the full and true history of our state and our country.”