Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 2202


Stops Critical Race Theory & 1619 Myths in Texas Schools

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 2202, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe:

“Texans reject critical race theory and other so-called ‘woke’ philosophies that maintain that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex or that any individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive. These divisive concepts have been inserted into curriculums around the state, but they have no place in Texas schools. SB 2202 will ensure that they cannot be taught.

“When Texan parents send their children to school, they expect their students to learn to think critically without being forced to consume misinformation about our country’s founding and the biases of advocacy groups that seek to belittle our democracy and divide us. I congratulate Sen. Creighton and the Texas Senate for passing this critical legislation for our children and our schools.”