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Texas Lawmaker Says the Media Are Lying about His Education Bill

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Steve Toth insists he is not trying to whitewash the stain of slavery in the United States.

Every Texas student, he says, needs to be taught about slavery and the many failures of Americans throughout history to live up to the country’s founding ideals.

Racism and its nefarious legacy should be discussed. Teachers should be allowed to explore the history of communism, Marxism, and “any kind of ism that you want to discuss,” he says. Students deserve a robust and even-handed discussion of sometimes divisive current events.

But where Toth, a Texas state representative, draws the line is proselytizing, indoctrination, weaponizing children with

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Ryan Mills is a media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.

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