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The COVID-19 death toll -- at 215,000 so far in the United States -- should make pretty clear how important it is for elected leaders to follow the science on public health issues. But too many Texas Republicans have aligned themselves with ideological extremists and conspiracy theorists who are undermining an effective public health response to the crisis. Read More
When the State Board of Education wrote new science standards for Texas public schools 11 years ago, Republican board members dismissed teaching students about climate change as "hooey" and a "political agenda." Now as the country has become even more vulnerable to powerful storms, massive wildfires and devastating cycles of drought and flooding, the TFN Education Fund and the National Center for Science Education today released a new national report card showing that Texas is among the states failing to teach students the truth about climate change. And all this comes as the state board is rushing forward with a new overhaul of science standards in Texas. Check out our press release here. Read More
Board Votes Down Proposals for Health Classes to Teach Treating Everyone with Respect, Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity…… Read More
The Texas Freedom Network joined with hundreds of advocates today to call on the State Board of Education to adopt new curriculum standards that provide comprehensive, inclusive information on sex education and reflect the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change. Read More
Dear Friends, The news that Kathy Miller is stepping down after 16 years as the president of Texas Freedom Network marks an important milestone for our organization. Kathy has been a strong leader and a true friend, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the progressive movement in Texas. Read More