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Let’s Protect our School Children in the New Year

As I am thinking of the New Year, like many of you, I am thinking of goals for 2022. Specifically, I am thinking of Goals for Education in Texas. In order to set education goals accurately, we must know where we are beginning and have an accurate picture of what is currently happening in education. Then we need to look at what is the mission we want our goals to accomplish. The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to us.” 

Article 7 of The Texas Constitution tells us the purpose of a free and public education is to preserve our liberties and our freedoms. I believe a noble mission in education is to seek God’s ways which are peace, love, joy, kindness, mercy, forgiveness, grace, justice, and temperance while teaching our children the importance of freedom and liberty. There are threats to this noble mission that we need to identify and pay close attention to. 

The first threat is Critical Race Theory. CRT is being taught across our state to our children in classrooms and through teachers’ and administrators’ Professional Development courses. Critical Race Theory is the belief that our government, social, religious, and economic institutions are built on systemic racism and should be torn down and ...