Texas Legislature Hears Arguments on "Comprehensive Survey" Bill

Ashley Thorne

This week the Texas House of Representatives' Higher Education Committee heard arguments for and against a bill, HB 1938, which adds the words "comprehensive survey" to a preexisting law from 1955 requiring college students in Texas public institutions to take six credits of U.S. history. 

NAS board member Thomas K. Lindsay and NAS member and author of the report Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History? Richard Fonte presented testimony in favor of the bill. Others, including Tony Diaz, head of the group Librotraficante, argued against it. 

Read Thomas K. Lindsay's testimony >

Read Richard Fonte's testimony > 

Watch video of the proceedings (testimony for HB 1938 begins at about 3:00:00) >

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