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Last year the Texas Freedom Network joined scholars in calling on the State Board of Education to stop glorifying the Confederacy and Confederate heroes in public school history classrooms. We also advocated removing from the Texas Capitol a plaque that promoted the lie that the Confederacy didn't fight to preserve the evil institution of slavery. In the following guest blog post, Bryan Register -- an Austin Community College professor and founder of De-Confederate Austin -- calls for abolishing Confederate Heroes Day as a state holiday. State Rep. Jarvis Johnson has filed a bill -- HB1183 -- that would do so. That bill has been referred to the House State Affairs Committee, chaired by state Rep. Dade Phelan. Read More

On Monday (February 25) the Austin ISD Board of Trustees will vote on an updated sex education curriculum that is inclusive of the needs of LGBTQ students. The adoption of this curriculum would be a big step forward for equality and the health of all students in Austin schools. Read More

Efforts by religious conservatives to get more public schools to teach courses about the Bible got the public support of President Trump late last month:…… Read More

By Carisa Lopez TFN Political Director Greetings from your Texas Capitol! The latest session of the Texas Legislature is about a month old and it's time to get down to business. So here is our first political update of the year. Periodically, we'll bring you news from the session as well an action item ... or two. Read More

By Mark Chancey TFN Board Member and Professor at Southern Methodist University Bible courses in public schools appeared to get a high-visibility boost Monday when President Trump tweeted about a group of states proposing such classes. “Starting to make a turn back? Great!” he tweeted. As a Bible scholar, I’d join with the president in affirming the value of a good grasp of the Good Book. Read More

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