Texas GOP Looks to Expand Restrictions On Racism Education In Public Schools

Texas state senators are considering a bill to expand restrictions on social studies courses in all public grade schools — the latest GOP push against critical race theory-based teaching, the Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday.

The new legislation comes despite concerns from Texas educators and the absence of most Texas House Democrats who have brought lawmaking in that chamber to a halt, the news outlet noted.

In May, Republicans in the state House rallied to pass a bill limiting how teachers can discuss race and current events in social studies courses — and barring them from awarding course credit for social or political advocacy work, the news outlet reported.

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