Update: Protect The SBOE Calls Needed Today! Oppose SB 1348!

Apr 26, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update

Update: Senate is now set to vote on a bill, SB 1348 that undermines authority of the SBOE.  Click here for more information on defeating SB 1348.  http://txvalues.org/

2:00 p.m. Update:  We are now being told that this bill will not come up for a vote.  Thanks for stepping up!

“Protect the SBOE” Calls Needed Today!

Please call the members of the House Public Education Committee and ask them to oppose HB 3257, by Democrat State Representative, Mark Strama (D-Austin).  There is pressure to pass this bill out of committee as all other bills that strip away power and authority from the State Board of Education have not moved forward.  HB 3257 puts the Texas Legislature in the position of telling the elected SBOE members when and how the SBOE is allowed to make changes and corrections to the curriculum standards, such as Social Studies, after unelected review teams make their changes to the curriculum.

You’ll recall that the elected SBOE saved from elimination the following: Christmas, the Liberty Bell, Neil Armstrong, Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk and used their current operating procedures to ensure accurate teaching about religious freedom language in the First Amendment of the Constitution.  The elected SBOE has their own operating rules and their ability to decide the content of such operating rules should not be stripped by the Texas Legislature, in regards to amendments to curriculum standards or any other matter within their rules.

Chair: Rep. Rob Eissler (R-The Woodlands) 512-463-0797
Vice Chair: Rep. Scott Hochberg (D-Houston) 512-463-0492
Members: Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston) 512-463-0744
  Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen) 512-463-0684
  Rep. Harold V. Dutton, Jr. (D-Houston) 512-463-0510
  Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Ri0 Grande City) 512-463-0416
  Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood) 512-463-0520
  Rep. Mark Shelton(R-Fort Worth)512-463-0608
  Rep. Todd Smith (R-Bedford) 512-463-0522
  Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin-Bill Author) 512-463-0821
  Rep. Randy Weber (R-Pearland) 512-463-0707
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