Lt. Gov. Patrick: Texas Senate Pass Bill Ensuring 'Critical Race Theory' Can't be Taught in Texas Schools

on the Passage of Senate Bill 2202; Appointment of 2022-2023 Budget Conferees

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 2202, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe:

"Texans reject critical race theory and other so-called 'woke' philosophies that maintain that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex or that any individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive.

"These divisive concepts have been inserted into curriculums around the state, but they have no place in Texas schools. SB 2202 will ensure that they cannot be taught.

"When Texan parents send their children to school, they expect their students to learn to think critically without being forced to consume misinformation about our country's founding and the biases of advocacy groups that seek to belittle our democracy and divide us.

"I congratulate Sen. Creighton and the Texas Senate for passing this critical legislation for our children and our schools."

Patrick Names Senate Appointees for 2022-2023 Budget Conference Committee
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed:
  1. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound
  2. Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston
  3. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham
  4. Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, and
  5. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood
"I know that Chair Nelson and Senators Huffman, Kolkhorst, Nichols and Taylor will make sure our state budget reflects our commitment to conservative principles including keeping the budget within population growth times inflation. Their continued hard work will ensure that the Texas economy remains one of the strongest in the United States and a force in the rest of the world," said Patrick.
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