In other news from Texas, a top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake has come under fire for telling teachers they should offer students books with “opposing” perspectives on the Holocaust. Gina Peddy is the district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction. In a recording obtained by NBC News, Peddy advises teachers on how to comply with Texas’s new state law, House Bill 3979, which requires them to present multiple perspectives about “widely debated and currently controversial” issues.
Gina Peddy: “As you go through, just try to remember the concepts of 3979 and make sure that if — if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has opposing — that has other perspectives.
Teacher 1: “How do you oppose the Holocaust?”
Teacher 2: “What? What?”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has praised House Bill 3979 as “a strong move to abolish critical race theory.”