April 13, 2023
The Texas Senate authorized Senate Invoice 16 on April 12 alongside get together traces, with Republicans backing the invoice and Democrats pushing towards its passage. The invoice would forestall public universities and their college from “compelling” college students to undertake sure beliefs, successfully banning essential race principle in greater schooling.
The invoice states that professors and universities can not train college students to imagine “that any race, intercourse or ethnicity or social, political or spiritual perception is inherently superior to another race, intercourse, ethnicity or perception.”
If handed by the governor, universities, together with UT, must implement the coverage by Jan. 1.
Payments banning essential race principle on the university-level have beforehand confronted opposition, together with the same invoice within the Home.
After supporting a essential race principle ban in Ok-12 schooling within the final legislative session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick launched an announcement Wednesday celebrating the invoice’s passage within the Senate.
The invoice’s writer, state Sen. Bryan Hughes, tweeted Tuesday the invoice would encourage debate whereas defending college students’ current opinions. S.B. 16 will now transfer to the Home for a vote.