Science Textbook Vote Sends a Message: Right-Wing SBOE Members Value Political Agendas, Oil and Gas Industry Over Climate Change Education

Board’s Final Votes on Which Science Textbooks to Adopt for Public Schools Exposes Hostility to Texas Students Learning Scientific Facts on Climate Change, Evolution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2023 CONTACT:Emily Witt (she/hers), Texas Freedom Network (TFN), [email protected] Oh, National Center for Science Education (NCSE), [email protected] AUSTIN, Texas – State Board of Education members today delivered a […]

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BREAKING: Texas Freedom Network Celebrates Yet Another Voucher Failure

TFN spokespeople are available for comment in English and Spanish FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2023 CONTACT: Emily Witt (she/hers), [email protected]  AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas State House today voted to remove school vouchers from HB 1, sending the bill back to Committee for review. Vouchers — one of Gov. Abbott’s key priorities — were […]

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Conservative Education Program, PragerU, Sets Eyes on Texas.

What it Means for Texans and Their Families. At the center of that controversy is board member Julie Pickren – yes, the same Julie Pickren who participated in the January 6 United States Capitol attack pushing for the overturn of the presidential election results. Pickren is known for having a lot of political conspiracy theories […]

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Celebrate Charles Darwin’s Birthday by Allowing Schools to #TeachTheTruth

As long as one can remember, parents have sent their children to school in hopes that they’ll get an education that will allow them to learn from our past, develop critical thinking skills, and find their passion as they become contributing adults in our society. The schoolhouse door is meant to welcome children from every […]

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Texas SBOE Majority Betrays Millions of Public School Students

AUSTIN, Texas – In a reversal of their vote in November, the Texas State Board of Education has voted to remove its previous recommendation to the Legislature opposing private school vouchers.

This week’s vote by the State Board of Education’s Republican majority to reverse the board’s previous bipartisan opposition to voucher legislation is a betrayal of the millions of children who attend Texas public schools, Texas Freedom Network Political Director Carisa Lopez said today. […]

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