Celebrate Charles Darwin’s Birthday by Allowing Schools to #TeachTheTruth

As long as one can remember, parents have sent their children to school in hopes that they’ll get an education that will allow them to learn from our past, develop critical thinking skills, and find their passion as they become contributing adults in our society. The schoolhouse door is meant to welcome children from every […]

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Texas SBOE Majority Betrays Millions of Public School Students

AUSTIN, Texas – In a reversal of their vote in November, the Texas State Board of Education has voted to remove its previous recommendation to the Legislature opposing private school vouchers.

This week’s vote by the State Board of Education’s Republican majority to reverse the board’s previous bipartisan opposition to voucher legislation is a betrayal of the millions of children who attend Texas public schools, Texas Freedom Network Political Director Carisa Lopez said today. […]

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2022 at Texas Freedom Network: We Are Relentless

2022 at Texas Freedom Network was yet another reminder that there’s no such thing as an easy year when fighting for progressive change in Texas—but this year, countless, historic challenges arose—from the fall of Roe and endless attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community to the still-impending DACA decision. But through it all, we have been relentless […]

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The Great Social Studies Battle of 2022

The battle over teaching the truth in Texas social studies classes moved back to the State Board of Education in 2022 with a planned overhaul of standards. Tragically, far-right forces ultimately derailed the social studies revision at the state board, showing that the education of Texas students remains vulnerable to political games. […]

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