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SBOE Decision to Delay Social Studies TEKS Revision Disrespectful to Educators

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 9/02/2022

ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes provides the following statement regarding the State Board of Education’s decision to delay the larger overhaul of the Social Studies TEKS to 2025: 

“Today’s decision, simply put, is disrespectful to Texas public educators. The State Board of Education has wasted the time of the volunteer educators who spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours revising state standards as members of the Social Studies TEKS work groups. No one wants to return to the days when the SBOE tried to remove educators from the curriculum development process. Our member-written legislative program is clear: The SBOE should incorporate educator input whenever the TEKS are revised. We will fight to ensure that the promise made by some board members is kept and educators remain at the table. The curriculum-writing process must not be usurped by political winds.” 

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