Far Right’s Changes To Textbooks Prompt Thousands Of Outraged Letters To State, Publishers Opposing Textbook Censorship

Far Right’s Changes To Textbooks Prompt Thousands Of Outraged Letters To State, Publishers Opposing Textbook Censorship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2002 AUSTIN, TX Two days before the State Board of Education votes on proposed Social Studies texts, dozens of people gathered for a press conference on the steps of the Texas Capitol to protest […]

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Publishers Make Creationist, Anti-Muslim Changes To Pass Religious Right Litmus Test

Publishers Make Creationist, Anti-Muslim Changes To Pass Religious Right Litmus Test FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2002 Austin, TX Texas textbook publishers have made public the changes they agreed to make to Social Studies texts in response to comments during this year’s public hearing process. Changes made at the request of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum […]

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Faith-Based Initiative Reaps Bitter Fruit In Texas

Faith-Based Initiative Reaps Bitter Fruit In Texas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2002 Washington, DC As the Bush administration moves forward with a sweeping overhaul of faith-based social service programs, new evidence from his similar initiatives as Texas Governor shows disturbing consequences, according to a report issued today by Texas Freedom Network Education Fund. When […]

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Mainstream Texans Outraged At Textbook Censorship And Book Banning; Citizens Testify To Counter Religious Right

Mainstream Texans Outraged At Textbook Censorship And Book Banning; Citizens Testify To Counter Religious Right FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2002 Austin, TX Mainstream Texans came to Austin to testify today, saying publishers and the State Board of Education must hear from more diverse perspectives than they have in the past. Many witnesses criticized efforts […]

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