Combatting the Left’s attempts to rewrite history and teach racism in schools, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill this week promoting patriotic education in his state.
Abbott announced on Twitter Monday night that he had signed the “1836 Project” into law which seeks to educate Texas students about the state’s history and values.
A nine-person committee will be appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, and House speaker in order to form the curriculum that will be implemented in schools focusing on patriotic education. Each committee member will be limited to serving two-year terms.
“To keep Texas the best state in the nation, we can never forget WHY our state is so exceptional,” the governor wrote.
“I signed a law establishing the 1836 project, which promotes patriotic education & ensures future generations understand TX values,” he continued. “Together, we’ll keep our rich history alive.”
To keep Texas the best state in the nation, we can never forget WHY our state is so exceptional.
I signed a law establishing the 1836 project, which promotes patriotic education & ensures future generations understand TX values.
Together, we'll keep our rich history alive. pic.twitter.com/4yZuygS2yX
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 7, 2021
Under the Committee Substitute House Bill 2497, the project will reportedly promote awareness of Texas history. Specifically, that of the indigenous peoples of Texas, the Spanish and Mexican heritage of Texas, Tejanos, the Texas War for Independence, annexation of Texas by the United States, and Juneteenth, KLTV reported.
It will also educate students on the founding documents of Texas, the founders themselves, and state civics, as it relates to the state’s history of prosperity and democratic freedom, the outlet stated.
Additionally, the bill will establish the 1836 Award, which will be given to students who demonstrate knowledge of Texas’ history and independence.
Texas Rep. Tan Parker originally filed the 1836 Project, naming it after the year Texas became independent from Mexico, according to KHOU 11.
The new law comes after Abbott took a hardline stance opposing Critical Race Theory and banned its implementation in Texas schools earlier this year.
The 1836 Project, which is expected to cost at least $2 million, is set to take effect on Sept. 1, 2021