A Texas-Sized Win for 1776 Action and Honest, Patriotic Education

Yesterday, we published an open letter to Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on why he should sign HB3979, which bans not only Critical Race Theory, but also what we call “Protest Civics.” Governor Abbott today signed the bill, marking a major victory for opponents of anti-American ideologies not just in Texas, but throughout the country. 

Protest Civics, which is known primarily as “Action Civics,” would further politicize education by forcing students into one-sided political activism paid for by the taxpayer. For example, if Critical Race Theory-based curriculum is about indoctrinating students to hate America and its values, Protest Civics is about turning them into street marchers. You can read a deeper dive about Action Civics from Stanley Kurtz here.