Bill

SB 2026

87(R) - 2021
Senate Education
Senate Education
Education

Contact the Author

Larry Taylor

Phone:

512-463-0111

Capitol Office:

1E.9

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

Larry Taylor

Co-Author(s)

Paul Bettencourt

Bill Caption

Relating to instruction in informed patriotism in public schools.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

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.

Vote Recommendation Notes

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. 

Contact the Author

Larry Taylor

Phone:

512-463-0111

Capitol Office:

1E.9

Email: