Texas Freedom Network Applauds House Committee Action on Bible Class Bill Public Education Committee Adds Responsible Safeguards to H.B. 1287 to Protect Religious Freedom and School Districts from Legal Jeopardy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2007 The Texas Freedom Network today applauded the work of the House Public Education Committee, which added key safeguards to […]
With a public school enrollment of more than 5 million, Texas has an increasingly diverse public education system. Unfortunately, that public education system is also the target of politicians seeking to privatize our neighborhood public schools and push a culture-war agenda in the classroom.
To that end, the Texas Freedom Network – while continuing to fight private school voucher legislation at the Capitol – has conducted groundbreaking research into what is being taught in classrooms on subjects like sex education and religion.
Broken Promises: Charter Schools in Texas (2000 report)
Broken Promises II (2001 report)
The State Board of Education: Dragging Texas Schools into the Culture Wars (2008 report)
Just Say Don’t Know: Sex Education in Texas Public Schools (2009 report)
Sex Education in Public Schools: Progress in the Lone Star State (2011 report)
Reading Writing & Religion: Teaching the Bible in Texas Public Schools (2006 report)
Reading, Writing & Religion II (2013 report)
Can This Class Be Saved? The ‘Hobby Lobby’ Public School Bible Curriculum (2014 report)
Proposed Bill on Bible Classes Could Endanger Religious Freedom
Proposed Bill on Bible Classes Could Endanger Religious Freedom Public Schools also Face Legal Jeopardy if Legislation Passes with No Amendments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2007 Proposed legislation mandating that every Texas public high school offer courses on the Bible could threaten the religious freedom of students and put school districts in legal jeopardy, […]
Chisum Launches Attack On Evolution
Chisum Launches Attack On Evolution Appropriations Chairman Should Focus on Budget, Not Culture Wars FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2007 The second most powerful member of the Texas House should refocus his efforts on passing a good state budget, not promoting fringe ideas that would embarrass the state and threaten the education of our schoolchildren, […]
Proposed Bill Favors Deeply Flawed Bible Curriculum in Texas Public Schools
Proposed Bill Favors Deeply Flawed Bible Curriculum in Texas Public Schools Students Deserve Quality Materials, not Ideological Agendas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 7007 Proposed legislation directing Texas public schools to offer elective Bible classes appears to favor the developers of a deeply flawed and controversial curriculum, the president of the Texas Freedom Network said […]
Is Odessa the Next Dover?
Is Odessa the Next Dover? West Texas school board adopts controversial Bible curriculum denounced by legal and Biblical scholars FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2005 AUSTIN On the same day a federal judge ruled that the attempt by the Dover school board to inject their own religious faith into public school classrooms was unconstitutional, an […]