Texas House Votes Down Dangerous “Virtual” Schools Bill; Senate Approves Similar Measure

Texas House Votes Down Dangerous “Virtual” Schools Bill; Senate Approves Similar Measure FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2003 Austin, TX Public education narrowly avoided a major blow today when the Texas House voted not to create a “virtual” charter schools program, said the Texas Freedom Network. “Last week, the House slashed $1.4 billion in state […]

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Torrent Of Bad Education Bills Rips Through Legislature; Leadership Puts Ideology Ahead Of Students, Fiscal Crisis

Torrent Of Bad Education Bills Rips Through Legislature; Leadership Puts Ideology Ahead Of Students, Fiscal Crisis April 22, 2003 Austin, TX Ideological agendas have displaced sound public policy and the best interest of Texas students at the Texas Capitol, as the legislature considers a litany of anti-public education bills this week, said the Texas Freedom […]

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Bill Dismantling Education Standards Heads To House; Ends Class Size, Curriculum, Teacher Standards At Schools

Bill Dismantling Education Standards Heads To House; Ends Class Size, Curriculum, Teacher Standards At Schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2003 Austin, TX Student learning would suffer under proposed rollbacks of education standards, said the Texas Freedom Network. Legislation passed by a House committee last night would exempt some school districts from virtually all state […]

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Bush Faith-Based Plan Undermines Safety & Science

Bush Faith-Based Plan Undermines Safety & Science FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2003Austin, TX The President’s proposal to divert millions of dollars to faith-based substance abuse programs would rollback decades of scientific practice and jeopardize people in need, according to the watchdog group the Texas Freedom Network. “The President’s proposal to fund religious drug treatment […]

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