We support SB 2089 because it will improve the quality of instructional materials in our public schools, especially because instructional materials will:

1. present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage,
2. approach significant political or social movements in a fair and balanced manner, and
3. include information needed to develop mutual respect and understanding.

These goals are aligned with the constitutional goal of public education, which is to achieve a general diffusion of knowledge to preserve the liberties and rights of the people. To preserve these, our children must have an education that prepares them for self-governance.