North Lamar ISD Superintendent Kelli Stewart released a statement in regard to Critical Race Theory and how it is not taught at North Lamar ISD, as the district follows TEKS.
“(Critical Race Theory) is not a part of the social studies curriculum in Texas,” Stewart said. “While North Lamar ISD serves a diverse community and values the thoughts, beliefs, perspectives, and experiences of all our students and staff, the curriculum for all school districts must be adopted by the Texas State Board of Education. North Lamar ISD’s curriculum follows the TEKS and CRT is not included in the district’s curriculum.”
Texas Education Agency’s Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills’ social studies curriculum can be found here, on the TEA’s website.
“The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the TEKS for each subject of the required curriculum,” according to TEA’s website. “SBOE members nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on TEKS review committees. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Review by Subject area web page provides information regarding the SBOE’s process and current and previous reviews.”