The public comment submission period for proposed science standards is now open and will close on April 18. Texas science advocates can weigh-in with the State Board of Education by following the instructions below.

How-To Guide:

Click here to send an email to rules@tea.texas.gov. The subject of your email should be: “Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapters A-C” In the body of your email: Reference the proposed standards: “I am writing to express my opinion on the Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapters A-C”. Include your comment for the board regarding the proposed standards. (See our suggested messages for the board or read the full draft standards below.) Identify yourself and any relevant affiliations (parent, teacher, scientist, etc.). Include your full name and city in your signature. Hit send!

Suggested Talking Points

Respect the recommendations of scientists and teachers who worked on the board’s curriculum review teams. Biology standards should include a robust discussion of evolution that is free from discredited anti-evolution arguments. Science classroom should teach the current scientific consensus, not political agendas.

Background Information

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