Ginning up the culture wars even further, Rep. Matt Krause (GQP), who holds the ‘muy importante’ title of Acting Chairman of the Texas House Committee on General Investigating, has launched an investigation into school library books and curriculum.
In a letter to to Lily Laux, deputy commissioner of school programs for the Texas Education Agency and unnamed superintendents, Krause included “a 16-page list of books published from 1969 to 2021 that included ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates and ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ by Michelle Alexander. Other books on the list deal with issues of race, gender identity and sexuality.”
Rep. Krause- (GQP) finds these books rather controversial and wants to spare our public school students from nasty topics such as, “human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or any material that “might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress ‘because of their race or sex.'”
Teacher groups immediately bashed the investigation; they’re not amused.