SBOE Chair Should Remove Dunbar from Instruction Committee

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 […]

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Shining the Light on SBOE Races

Texas State Board of Education elections rarely get much attention. But with the adoption of new science standards and textbooks next year, races involving some members of the far-right faction on the SBOE this year have garnered more interest than usual. In recent days, a number of articles and op-eds have been published across Texas […]

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Too Much Time on Their Hands

The Liberty Legal Institute — the legal arm of the far-right Free Market Foundation, which itself is the Texas affiliate of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family — spends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year using the courts to promote the religious right’s public policy agenda. (You can read more about Liberty Legal and the […]

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Sex Education in America

News that Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s unmarried, 17-year-old daughter is pregnant has once again focused attention on the debate over sex education in the United States. The religious right’s attacks against responsible sex education have been accompanied — with strong support from the Bush administration — by increased funding for […]

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Texas AG: School Districts Not Required to Offer Bible Classes

The Texas Freedom Network has released the following statement following today’s opinion from Attorney General Greg Abbott that House Bill 1287 does not require public school districts to offer elective courses about the Bible. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said today that the state’s public school districts are not required to offer courses about the […]

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