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Relating to instruction in informed patriotism in public schools.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 2026 would require as essential knowledge for the social studies curriculum, the fundamental moral, political, and
intellectual foundations of the American experiment in
self-government, as well as the history, qualities, traditions, and
features of civics in the United States, the structure, function, and processes of
government institutions at the federal, state, and local levels, and the Founding documents of the United States,
including the Declaration of Independence, the United States
Constitution, the Federalist Papers, excerpts from Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy
in America, the first Lincoln-Douglas debate, and the writings of
the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Texas Action supports 2026 on the principles of limited government and individual liberty. The curriculum proposed by this legislation would help equip Texas students with valuable knowledge and understanding of the philosophical origins of the United States, and a better understanding of our form of government and the purposes behind it. This essential civics curriculum is foundational to fulfilling the mission of providing quality education to Texas students.