Critical Race Theory (CRT) is an academic discipline which indoctrinates students with themes of identity-based Marxism. CRT has found its way into our schools, the military, and corporate America. Texas students at many, if not most public schools, are currently being brainwashed with the idea that society is an epic struggle between the oppressed, and oppressors. This must stop. Texas schoolchildren must enter society with a clear understanding that no-one else is responsible for ensuring their success in life, or responsible for their failures. Government should never be used to force “equity” by re-distributing success or forcing desired outcomes. We must eradicate CRT from our schools and institutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown everyday Texans that there are alternatives to the one-size-fits-all public schools that they remember from their childhoods. While many young Texans have thrived in private schools, home schools, and charter schools for years, now in post-COVID-19 2021 Texans are fully aware that these are real and viable alternatives.
The biggest social change for Texas and America in the 20th century was the movement of folks from rural areas into cities to live and work. I fully expect that the big change in the 21st century will be technology allowing workers and students to work and learn from anywhere. This is a good thing and will be an even greater thing for rural Texas as people will be coming back.
School is changing and Texans finally have real, viable choices. However, our property taxes only support one educational possibility, and this needs to change. Texans should be able to apply the money that they earned to whatever option (private, home-school, public, charter, etc…) that they prefer for their children. The money should follow the child, rather than fund systems.
Homeschooling families often justifiability want to just be left alone by intrusive government. Regardless as to what options exist, homeschooling families should forever retain the right to educate their children as they see fit. I support legislation ensuring that the parents’ rights to raise and educate their children are protected in Texas law as a fundamental, constitutional right and that there is a presumption that parents act in the best interest of their children.