(TargetLiberty.org) – A Republican governor took action on our education system on Monday, signing a bill that will teach children the unique history and values of his state.
To keep Texas the best state in the nation, we can never forget WHY our state is so exceptional.
I signed a law establishing the 1836 project, which promotes patriotic education & ensures future generations understand TX values.
Together, we'll keep our rich history alive. pic.twitter.com/4yZuygS2yX
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 7, 2021
On June 7, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed a state bill that establishes the 1836 Project, a new education committee that will make sure Texan children learn their state’s history and what made – and makes – it great. The project is named after the year Texas gained its independence from Mexico and is dedicated to “patriotic education.” It’ll focus on the state’s founding principles, how they’ve contributed to its history and why they benefit today’s Texans.
As well as improving what’s taught in schools, the 1836 Project will also advise state agencies on how to educate the public at museums, state parks and memorials. The committee’s name is a hard push back against the controversial “1619 Project,” promoted by the New York Times, which some conservatives argue leans too heavily on the idea that US history is all about slavery. By using the same name format, Abbott seems to be telling the Left that while Critical Race Theory may hit classrooms elsewhere, Texans will focus on patriotism.
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