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The State Board of Education’s refusal even to acknowledge the existence of LGBTQ people in new health curriculum standards is a tragic failure to help ensure that Texas public schools are safe and inclusive for all students, Texas Freedom Network President Val Benavidez said today. Read More
With just a week to go before election day, Texas Rising Action has been been engaged in one of the largest get-out-the-vote operations focused on young Texans of color. That's helping fuel a surge of young, progressive voters in early voting across the state. Check out our press release. Read More
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