Gov. Greg Abbott is supporting a bill he says puts an emphasis on patriotic education in Texas. Abbott signed the 1836 Project into law on Monday to address concerns that educators in the state weren’t properly teaching the history of Texas.
The law establishes a nine-person advisory committee that will serve two-year terms to promote Texas historical education. The governor, the lieutenant governor, and the House speaker each would appoint three members, and the governor would appoint one member to be the presiding officer.