REPORT: Proposed Textbooks Could Help Texas Students Learn More About Climate Change

Texas State Board of Education, a Notorious Hotbed of Anti-Science Politics, Will Vote This Fall on Which Textbooks to Adopt for Public Schools  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 22, 2023 Contact:Emily Witt, Texas Freedom Network (TFN), [email protected] Oh, National Center for Science Education (NCSE), [email protected] AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Freedom Network Education Fund and National Center for […]

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Texas Freedom Network Admonishes State House Politicization of Texas Classrooms

The Texas State House is scheduled today to have its hearing for HB 1804, which would reverse bipartisan reforms initially passed in 1995 by Governor George W. Bush. These reforms prevented the State Board of Education from implementing textbook changes based on personal or political reasons. Their repeal would create broad and subjective criteria for textbooks that Board members could use to censor classroom curriculums. […]

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Attention! Attention! Texas Lege Is Looming!

On January 10, 2023, the Texas Legislature will begin its 88th regular session. Thanks to voter suppression and electoral map gerrymandering, Republicans control both chambers comfortably, meaning Democrats will again have to fight exceptionally hard to intercept the barrage of attacks we’re about to see the far-right inflict on LGBTQIA+ Texans, public school teachers and administrators, voters of color, disabled voters, election administrators, and, weird as it feels to say this aloud, books.   […]

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