House Bill 2: Votes for Gutting Education Standards and for Privatization Undermine Neighborhood Schools

House Bill 2: Votes for Gutting Education Standards and for Privatization Undermine Neighborhood Schools   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2005 TFN President Kathy Miller responded to votes by legislators today narrowly rejecting amendments to House Bill 2 that would have turned back efforts to gut quality education standards and to privatize hundreds of struggling […]

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House Bill 2 Is about Privatization, Not Reform

House Bill 2 Is about Privatization, Not Reform FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2005 House Bill 2 is not a reform bill. It’s a privatization bill that sets Texas schools up for failure. It relies for funding on $3 billion in budget savings elsewhere that may never materialize. If legislators don’t find that money, then […]

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House Bill 2: It’s About More Than Money

House Bill 2: It’s About More Than Money House Education Overhaul Bill Includes Provisions for Privatization and Lowering Standards that Would Undermine Neighborhood Public Schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2005 AUSTIN While debate over public education has largely focused on finance measures, House Bill 2 includes other provisions that would undermine the state’s neighborhood […]

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Senate Should Reject Miller Appointment as SBOE Chair

Senate Should Reject Miller Appointment as SBOE Chair Miller’s Tenure Marked by Censorship Efforts, Divisive Politics, Poor Leadership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2005 AUSTIN Senators should reject a record of textbook censorship, divisive politics and poor leadership by turning down the reappointment of Geraldine Miller as chair of the State Board of Education, the […]

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Statement From TFN President Kathy Miller On Speaker Craddick’s Assertion That Vouchers Will Be Added Later To Education Bill

Statement From TFN President Kathy Miller On Speaker Craddick’s Assertion That Vouchers Will Be Added Later To Education Bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2005 Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller responded today to House Speaker Tom Craddick’s comment to reporters Wednesday that vouchers are too divisive to tackle early in the legislative process this […]

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