State Review Panels Give OK To Failing Health Textbooks In Texas Adoption

State Review Panels Give OK To Failing Health Textbooks In Texas Adoption Books Fail to Meet State Curriculum Requirements on Sex and Health; State Board of Education to Hold Adoption Hearings in July, September FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2004 Teens in Texas the state with the nation’s highest teen birth rate were the big […]

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Public Education Advocates Oppose New Voucher Proposal

Public Education Advocates Oppose New Voucher Proposal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2004 AUSTIN Public school supporters today called on legislators to reject a large and very costly new voucher proposal now being pushed at the Capitol by lobbyists for major voucher proponents. The proposed program would include vouchers for a wide range of students, […]

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Texas Freedom Network Applauds Bipartisan Efforts On School Finance

Texas Freedom Network Applauds Bipartisan Efforts On School Finance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2004 AUSTIN – The president of the Texas Freedom Network today applauded the bipartisan efforts of moderate Republican and Democratic legislators who have pledged to work together to fund public education in Texas. Samantha Smoot, president of the Texas Freedom Network, […]

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Vouchers, ‘Home Rule’ Are Not The Solution To School Funding Crisis

Vouchers, ‘Home Rule’ Are Not The Solution To School Funding Crisis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2004 The president of the Texas Freedom Network called today for legislators to reject radical proposals for vouchers and “home rule” during the special session on school finance set by Gov. Rick Perry to begin April 20. “Private school […]

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TEA Commissioner Shirley Neeley Flip-Flops On Vouchers

TEA Commissioner Shirley Neeley Flip-Flops On Vouchers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2004 AUSTIN, TX – New Texas Education Commissioner Shirley Neeley made a 180-degree turn in her position on private school vouchers within weeks of her appointment by Governor Rick Perry. “It was a surprise and disappointment this week when Neeley expressed support for […]

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