GOP Nominee for TX State Board of Education Seat Another Culture Warrior?

Laurie Turner, Republican nominee for the District 2 seat on the State Board of Education, is sounding like yet another culture warrior who wants control over what millions of Texas kids learn in their public schools. In an opinion piece published Monday on the conservative website Texas Insider, Turner urges readers:

“(R)emember there can only be one winner: a conservative Board, or a liberal Board.  What group do you want advocating for education: one that will uphold the integrity and family values that we all share; putting education first or one that focuses on personal ideologies and social engineering as well as taking God out of education.”

Turner easily defeated her opponent, Veronica Anzaldua, in last month’s GOP primary in the SBOE district that stretches from north of Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande Valley. Anzaldua had received the highest rating in the contest on a voter guide distributed by religious-right groups. Now Turner is sounding like her defeated opponent.

2 thoughts on “GOP Nominee for TX State Board of Education Seat Another Culture Warrior?

  1. This is Laurie Turner. Thank you for your interest in my campaign. I am glad that you mentioned that the Texas Insider is a VERY conservative publication, but what you don’t know is that the Texas Insider wouldn’t publish my 1st draft nor have they published any of my other articles advocating for education and its challenges that we, teachers and students, are dealing with on a daily basis because I am not coonservative enough.
    If you have been following my campaign, prior to the article and primary election, you would have known that many Republicans attacked me for voting Democratic during the 2008 election. I had hoped that the article would have put me back in favor with the Republican voters that I had lost.

    I am a Republican Moderate and our students come first. My campaign message has always been on the students’ future: not every students is going to college and these kids need a plan too; therefore lets build up vocational-career- technical education and get or kids working!