VICTORY – Christian Heritage And Alamo Avoid “Death,” Survive For Now
Austin, TX – Today the State Board of Education (SBOE) took another step forward in restoring teaching about Judeo-Christian heritage, including Moses and the First Amendment, as well as the heroic defenders of the Alamo, and a letter written by William B. Travis while defending the Alamo. The letter by Travis famously said “Victory or Death.” By rejecting recommendations of an unelected work study group and approving amendments proposed on Wednesday night, a majority of the SBOE has sent a clear signal they want these critical elements of the Alamo, Moses, and our Judeo-Christian heritage in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Standard. The second reading and final adoption of these changes will occur with another round of votes in November.
Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values said “In Texas, you don’t mess with the Alamo and you don’t mess with our Christian heritage. We applaud the majority of the State Board of Education for doing the right thing by restoring our foundational rights and history. We look forward to these crucial teaching standards being included in the final version of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards and we are prepared to fight to protect these standards all the way to the end.”
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