Tell the Texas SBOE: #TeachTheTruth and Stop Rewriting History

Last month the State Board of Education once again turned the revision of social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools into a political circus. Just as they did in 2010, board members ripped apart draft standards proposed by teachers and scholars. In vote after vote, they substituted their political beliefs for historical facts. Join […]

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Texas SBOE Puts Politics Ahead of Truth in Curriculum Standards

The State Board of Education had the chance this week to #TeachTheTruth in revised social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools. But from Moses to the Civil War, board members once again decided to substitute their personal beliefs for facts and accurate history. We just sent out the following press release. […]

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Texas Activists to March for Accurate History about Slavery and the Civil War

Treue Der Union monument in Comfort, Texas With the State Board of Education currently debating whether to #TeachTheTruth about the history of slavery, the Confederacy and the Civil War in Texas public schools, a group of activists has launched a new effort to bring attention to the real history of that period. In August the group plans a march commemorating the […]

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Anti-LGBT Groups Push to Bar Sex Ed in Texas

Anti-sex education activists have launched new efforts to keep Texas students ignorant about how to protect themselves from disease and unintended pregnancy. And this time they’re trying to stir up hostility toward LGBT people to do it. […]

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