Texas School Curriculum Law by Local School District Officials

As students return to the school grounds for the 2021-22 school year, discussions on the state of Texas history curriculum and critical race theory continue at the state level.

According to reports from the U.S. Today Network, House Rule 3979 was signed into law after the state legislature in May, limiting teachers’ ability to discuss a variety of topics in social studies and history courses, including race and current events.

Under a draft law to be enacted next month, teachers are not required to “discuss current events or widely – and public policy or social issues.” When those topics are raised, “teachers try to investigate such issues as much as possible without giving any appreciation to anyone.”

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