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TFN President: SBOE Vote to Create State Elective Course in Mexican American Studies an Important Step Forward for TexasShare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 AUSTIN – The State Board of Education’s preliminary vote today to move forward on approving curriculum standards for a state elective course in Mexican American studies is an important step forward for Texas public school students, Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller said. Read More
State lawmakers promised low-income Texans wouldn't be hurt when they cut Planned Parenthood out of funding for reproductive health care services. They lied. Today we're joining with Campaign for Accountability in calling on Texas lawmakers to investigate why the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) renewed contracts worth millions of taxpayer dollars for the next two years with an anti-abortion nonprofit, the Heidi Group, that failed to deliver promised services under the original contracts last year. Check out our press release. Read More
Current social studies curriculum standards in Texas promote the right-wing agenda of politicians who sat on the State Board of Education in 2010. With the state board this year set to revise those standards, a new report from the TFN Education Fund documents the problems and makes recommendations for how to get politics out of public school classrooms. Check out our press release and report. Read More
Today TFN's Kathy Miller called for any investigation into contracting at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to include an examination of how state tax dollars were sent to an anti-abortion advocacy group to provide health care services for which it was unqualified. Following is our press release. Read More
TFN Statement: Court Decision Means Anti-Equality Politicians Are Renewing Culture War over MarriageShare
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review an important marriage case means Texas politicians will renew their culture war battle over equality. We just sent out the following press statement: Read More