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State lawmakers promised low-income Texans wouldn't be hurt when they cut Planned Parenthood out of funding for reproductive health care services. They lied. Today we're joining with Campaign for Accountability in calling on Texas lawmakers to investigate why the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) renewed contracts worth millions of taxpayer dollars for the next two years with an anti-abortion nonprofit, the Heidi Group, that failed to deliver promised services under the original contracts last year. Check out our press release. Read More

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes. Read More

Current social studies curriculum standards in Texas promote the right-wing agenda of politicians who sat on the State Board of Education in 2010. With the state board this year set to revise those standards, a new report from the TFN Education Fund documents the problems and makes recommendations for how to get politics out of public school classrooms. Check out our press release and report. Read More

TX Ed Board Candidate Smears School Shooting Survivors

An extremist, a voucher proponent supported by far-right groups and an incumbent walk into a Texas State Board of Education race: This is your Republican field in the District 11 SBOE primary. Read More

Elections 2018: Meet Your Texas SBOE Candidates

Who's your Texas State Board of Education member? Sadly, it's a question too many Texans wouldn't be able to answer. But the board is an incredibly important body. Not only does it decide what gets taught to more than 5 million students in the state's public school classrooms, but the board also has over the years had an impact on what happens in other states, stretching the board's influence beyond Texas' borders. The board, unfortunately, has also been the source of some embarrassment. Read More

andrea grimes

There are a lot of ways in which mainstream reporters and editors who don't make the effort to do the right thing -- i.e. call people by their names and use their pronouns -- are in fact doing the wrong thing. bit.ly/2KP9ERl

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