Because of redistricting, all 15 seats on the Texas State Board of Education will be up for grabs in the November 2012 elections. The results of those elections will determine whether the religious right’s corrosive influence over public education will weaken or grow as the board considers what the next generation of public school students in Texas will learn about sex education, social studies, science and other subjects. We plan to publish on TFN Insider candidate announcements for a seat on the SBOE. We will publish announcements in no particular order, and their publication does not constitute any sort of endorsement by TFN. We will redact requests for contributions or mentions of fundraising events from the announcements, but we will provide links to the candidates’ websites (if available).

Jeff Fleece, District 10, R-Liberty Hill (Current District 10 Board Member: Marsha Farney, R-Georgetown; not running for re-election)

Jeff Fleece announced on Tuesday that he will seek the SBOE District 10 seat currently held by Marsha Farney, who is not seeking re-election to the board. His website can be found here.

Jeff Fleece has officially filed to enter the race for the Texas State Board of Education District… Read More

Chuck Lindell

Texas House gives final approval to SB 1978, known as the Chick-fil-A bill, on 79-64 vote. It returns to Senate to consider amendment that struck a section giving the AG power to sue to enforce the bill. #txlege Background: statesman.com/news/2…