They're Here! Bills Eliminating Tenure, DEI & CRT
TACT reported earlier that Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's top priorities for the 88th Texas Legislative Session which included topics that greatly affect not only our members, but also the rigor of Texas Higher Education.
On Friday, March 10, these bills were officially filed.
Senate Bill 16 – Banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Higher Education
Senate Bill 17 – Banning Discriminatory “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” (DEI) Policies in Higher Education
Senate Bill 18 – Eliminating Tenure at General Academic Institutions
Here's how SB 18 begins:
Easy Ways for You to Get Involved
We encourage you to read the text of these bills and send us your feedback. Your wisdom on the potential effects of these bills helps to guide policy arguments and discussions in the Capitol. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email members of the Higher Education Sub-committee and the House Higher Education Committee. Let them know how eliminating tenure, DEI policies and CRT would affect the rigor of higher education in Texas and what it would mean to the future of graduates and Texas.