Tell the SBOE: We Belong in History!
The TX State Board of Education is seeking your feedback on their proposed revisions to the revised Social Studies curriculum.
We need every voice to ensure Texas students learn about the rich history of civic engagement in our communities and to prepare them to be active and engaged in the future.
Learn more about this moment and why it matters!
Following political pressure from extremists, the SBOE has backed down from a full revision of the social studies TEKS that every Texas public school student is required to learn. Instead, they decided to make minimal changes that just focus on civic knowledge and skills – and at their last meeting, they refused to consider any amendments that really strengthen Texas’ civics education.
But there’s still an opportunity to revise the TEKS to teach students about the rich history of civic engagement in our communities and to prepare them to be active and engaged in the future. Too many fearful politicians have tried to silence your voices by banning books, censoring curriculum, and discouraging youth civic participation. As young Texans go to the polls and continue speaking up on issues they care about at record levels, our schools must support them to be civically engaged in their community.
Join us and Texas students, parents, and teachers across the state to demand that the SBOE make further revisions to the social studies standards this November.
The board is currently accepting public comments until November 14. A public comment is your opportunity to add your story to the public record and speak up for the honest and accurate social studies education that every Texas student deserves. You can learn more about CDF and our partners’ recommendations. We also encourage you to share your personal experiences in the classroom and your own recommendations for creating classrooms that welcome and serve all students. Our stories are powerful, and the board needs to hear from you.
The action portal will guide you through a couple of brief prompts to personalize your public comment. It should take no more than a few minutes to submit. Then, ask three friends to take action.