Texas State Board of Education Puts Politics Ahead of Science Education Again

The State Board of Education’s two-year overhaul of science standards that ended today offered another distressing example of how politics continues to trump teaching about science — and especially climate change — in Texas, Texas Freedom Network President Val Benavidez said. […]

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Politics Trumps Health and Education in Texas Textbook Adoption

The Texas State Board of Education voted today to adopt new health textbooks from just one publisher after critics attacked all of the textbooks for content — even in optional units — that addressed topics related to sex education. Digital textbooks for elementary and middle school offered by three other publishers failed to win approval. […]

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‘Dumpster Fire’: Republican Texas State Board of Education Members Surrender to Anti-Sex Ed Hysteria, Move to Reject All Proposed Health Textbooks for Grades 6-12

The State Board of Education’s move on Tuesday to reject all health textbooks proposed for middle and high school students in Texas represents a big step backward for responsible sex education and a shameful surrender to fearmongering, Texas Freedom Network President Val Benavidez said today. […]

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Trans Awareness Week 2021

Transgender Awareness Week takes place this week, Nov. 13-19. It is a week to uplift the trans community and their voices, and it’s a prelude to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. This year’s Trans Awareness Week comes at a difficult time in Texas that has highlighted the urgent need to raise awareness. Since […]

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