Texas feels a lot like Fahrenheit 451 these days. Not because it is summer, though that’s part of it, but because the new school year is exposing some of the cartoonish and harmful acts the government is committing to control our students’ education. […]
In just a little over a month, Texans will decide our futures by casting ballots for our preferred candidates in four statewide races. Below, we dive briefly into the role of these offices, highlighting their constitutional duties and responsibilities as well as identifying candidates for each office.
TFN has always fought for Texas school children at the SBOE. But our work would be impossible without the dedication of volunteers who sign up to testify, recruit others to testify, organize at local school board levels, and respond to our various calls to action. While our fight at the SBOE is far from over, we recently sat down with two super volunteers for a brief chat. This is the first installment of a running series. […]
Last week, the State Board of Education chose to delay the Social Studies TEKS revision, wasting $200,000 of state funds allocated to workgroups while silencing the voices of our communities. Flooded with misinformation, overwhelmed by public testimony from a small, extremist group of testifiers who opposed an inclusive curriculum, the board bowed to pressure and failed to do its job. […]
A year ago today, Senate Bill 8, Texas’ six-week abortion ban, went into effect. Since then, Texans and the nation have seen the traumatizing effects of taking away our access to the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare. Some of us have faced the medical impacts caused by the criminalization of abortion, and countless have had […]