Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation recommended that the State Board of Education (SBOE) approve the proposed library standard in order to implement HB 900, the READER Act.

“This spring, Rep. Patterson and Sen. Paxton authored, and Gov. Abbott signed, the READER Act to refocus libraries on educational content, empower parents, and remove obscene books. As the law says clearly, parents are the primary decision makers in their child’s education,” said TPPF CEO Greg Sindelar. “This week, the SBOE will vote on the state standards to implement the law by the January 1 deadline. We are grateful to Rep. Patterson, Sen. Paxton, and Gov. Abbott for their tireless work to protect the innocence of Texas children and we call on the SBOE to vote for the proposed draft rules to faithfully implement the law.”

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