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This week the State Board of Education is set to finish its revision of social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools. So we'll soon know whether the board is going to fix distorted, politicized history on a number of topics in the standards -- from slavery and the Civil War to civil rights and Moses. Meanwhile, nearly 200 scholars have signed an open letter to board members, calling on the board to fix the standards, take out the politics and #TeachTheTruth. Read our press release. Read More
A huge spike in turnout among younger Texas voters in this year's midterms signals a rising progressive tide in the state's electoral politics. Check out our press release analyzing what happened in the Texas midterm elections last night. Read More
Today is National Voter Registration Day -- and there are just two weeks left before the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the November election in Texas. (Not registered yet? Go here.) We just sent out the following press release about our Texas Rising activists working hard across the state to get tens of thousands of new and infrequent voters under the age of 30 to the polls this year. Read More
The State Board of Education had the chance this week to #TeachTheTruth in revised social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools. But from Moses to the Civil War, board members once again decided to substitute their personal beliefs for facts and accurate history. We just sent out the following press release. Read More