TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FAILS ON SOCIAL STUDIES BUT VOTES TO OPPOSE PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas State Board of Education’s preliminary vote today to approve minimally revised social studies standards first adopted a dozen years ago is a surrender to political pressure from those opposed to teaching the truth about the state’s history and diversity. […]

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Texas Rising Action Announces Field Campaign Focused on Young Voters for Final Weeks Leading Up to Midterm Elections

Beginning on October 19 and running through the final weeks of the midterm election cycle, Texas Rising Action will conduct an extensive paid field program to turn out young voters across Texas and ensure their voices are heard in November.  […]

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Texas Board of Education Fails to Update Standards From A Dozen Years Ago During Special Meeting

AUSTIN, Texas – The State Board of Education held a special meeting yesterday to revise current social studies standards to include requirements called for by the law passed under SB3 during the last legislative session. The State Board of Education had the opportunity to vote on amendments that would help improve the standards, but instead, […]

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Drafts Watch: In Which we Highlight Current Proposed Standards and Recap the Last TEKS Revisions

This month, far-right culture warriors launched their newest effort to hijack the education of Texas kids with a fresh onslaught of lies and incendiary charges. But the Texas Freedom Network and our #TeachTheTruth campaign partners are already fighting back. […]

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Texas Rising Delivers Letter Demanding El Paso’s District Attorney Make Abortion Cases the Lowest Priority in Her Jurisdiction

EL PASO, Texas – Texas Freedom Network’s youth organizing project, Texas Rising, along with community leaders, organizers, professors, elected officials, and health care professionals, are sending a letter to El Paso’s District Attorney Yvonne Rosales in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s overturn to demand the following: That DA Rosales makes abortion cases the lowest […]

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