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, […]
Texas has an increasingly diverse public education system with a public school enrollment of more than 5 million. Unfortunately, that public education system is also the target of right-wing extremists seeking to privatize our neighborhood public schools and push a culture-war agenda in the classroom.
To that end, Texas Freedom Network tirelessly fights for Texas public school students at the Capitol — opposing private school voucher legislation, sticking up for students’ freedoms, advocating for truthful, censorship-free lessons and textbooks, and more. We’ve also conducted groundbreaking research into what is taught in classrooms on subjects like sex education and religion.
- Teach the Truth: Texans United Against Censorship in Education
- 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)
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 […]
Texas Lawmakers Ponder the ‘Culture War’ at Sept. 30 Event
Texas Lawmakers Ponder the ‘Culture War’ at Sept. 30 Event Conference Explores the Role of ‘Moral Values’ in Contemporary Political Debate September 28, 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN A bipartisan panel of current and former lawmakers will reflect on the nation’s raging “culture war” at an Austin conference this week sponsored by the Texas Faith […]