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When the State Board of Education wrote new science standards for Texas public schools 11 years ago, Republican board members dismissed teaching students about climate change as "hooey" and a "political agenda." Now as the country has become even more vulnerable to powerful storms, massive wildfires and devastating cycles of drought and flooding, the TFN Education Fund and the National Center for Science Education today released a new national report card showing that Texas is among the states failing to teach students the truth about climate change. And all this comes as the state board is rushing forward with a new overhaul of science standards in Texas. Check out our press release here. Read More
Board Votes Down Proposals for Health Classes to Teach Treating Everyone with Respect, Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity…… Read More
The Texas Freedom Network joined with hundreds of advocates today to call on the State Board of Education to adopt new curriculum standards that provide comprehensive, inclusive information on sex education and reflect the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change. Read More
Today we announced a big change at the Texas Freedom Network. Kathy Miller will step down at the end of December after 16 years as TFN president. TFN's board has hired Val Benavidez, our chief program officer, as our new president. Check out our press release. Read More
Turnout among young voters spiked in 2018, making the difference in close races across Texas and the rest of the nation. Now Texas Rising is working to build on that surge and get even more progressive young Texans to the polls for this year's election. Check the press release we just sent out. Read More