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Texas State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, made news last month when she charged that President-elect Barack Obama “truly sympathizes” with enemies out to destroy America. Now guess what Dunbar has to say about the public education system she helps govern.

From a Texas Freedom Network press release today:

In her book, One Nation Under God (Onward, 2008), Dunbar (on p. 100) calls public education a “subtly deceptive tool of perversion.” She charges that the establishment of public schools is unconstitutional and even “tyrannical” because it threatens the authority of families, granted by God through Scripture, to direct the instruction of their children (p. 103) Dunbar, who has home-schooled her children and sent them to private schools, bases that charge on her belief that “the underlying authority for our constitutional form of government stems directly from biblical precedents.” (p. xv)

“Even if you question the accuracy of my constitutional interpretation as proof of the inappropriateness of a state-created, tax-payer supported school system, still the Scriptures bear witness to such an institution’s lack of proper authority in the life of the Christian family,” Dunbar writes (p. 102).

TFN President Kathy Miller questioned why… Read More

SBOE Chair Should Remove Dunbar from Instruction Committee

Board Member’s New Book Attacks Public Education as a ‘Tool of Perversion,’ ‘Unconstitutional’ and ‘Tyrannical’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2008

The State Board of Education’s chairman should remove Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, from the panel’s Committee on Instruction following the publication of a new book in which she attacks a public education system she helps govern, the Texas Freedom Network’s president said today.

“It’s bad enough that she wants to use our children’s schools to promote ideological agendas that are far outside the mainstream,” TFN President Kathy Miller said. “But she has really crossed a line here. The chairman should assure parents that he will shield the public school curriculum and our children’s education from extremists like Ms. Dunbar.”

In her book, One Nation Under God (Onward, 2008), Dunbar (on p. 100) calls public education a “subtly deceptive tool of perversion.” She charges that the establishment of public schools is unconstitutional and even “tyrannical” because it threatens the authority of families, granted by God through Scripture, to direct the instruction of their children (p. 103). Dunbar, who has home-schooled her children and sent them to private schools, bases that charge on… Read More

We continue our review of the outrageous and offensive things we heard from the right in 2016. Public education continues to be a battleground in the right's culture wars. So today let's look at some of what the right had to say about education this year. You can check out previous posts from the Year in Quotes here.…… Read More

by Dan Quinn

Today the State Board of Education heard public testimony about the error-plagued, deeply offensive Mexican American Heritage textbook proposed for Texas public schools. Tuesday morning the Texas Freedom Network helped organize a press conference featuring widely respected scholars and community advocates who called on the state board to #RejectTheText. Here's the press release we sent out on behalf of the Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition:…… Read More

On Tuesday the Texas Freedom Network joined a broad array of coalition partners at a rally to call on the State Board of Education to reject the error-riddled, deeply offensive Mexican American Heritage textbook submitted for adoption in Texas. TFN President Kathy Miller (speaking in the photo above) was one of the speakers at the rally just before the state board began a public hearing on the textbook. Other speakers included scholars, community leaders, activists and representatives of partner organizations in the Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition. Read More