Texas Health Curriculum Standards Overhaul Veers Off Course Out of the Gate

In a state that long has had one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation, it's clear that the state's abstinence-focused curriculum standards for health and sex education need an overhaul. But that's not how abstinence-only politicians on the State Board of Education see things. Information TFN has obtained through an open records request shows the first revision of the health standards in more than two decades already appears headed off the rails toward another unnecessary culture war  battle -- this time with the health of millions of Texas students on the line. Check out the press release we just sent out. Read More

The anti-abortion ideologues who run the Texas Health and Human Services Commission want Texans to wear pink for women's health on Tuesday. But that kind of chutzpah should have a lot of Texas women seeing red. Read More

A lot of things can change in a decade and a half, but this one hasn't: Texas still has one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation, 15 years after the State Board of Education adopted abstinence-only health textbooks for use in public schools. But now we have a chance to reverse course and ensure that Texas public schools teach the truth about sex education and give students the information they need to protect their health and their future. Read More

Efforts by religious conservatives to get more public schools to teach courses about the Bible got the public support of President Trump late last month: Read More

It took just about five minutes for the State Preservation Board finally to vote today to remove the racist and historically inaccurate Confederate plaque that has been displayed at the Texas Capitol for nearly six decades. Check out our press release: Read More

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@SIECUS @kmillertfn @TXCapTonight This campaign for medically accurate, comprehensive and inclusive #SexEducation will stretch into next year when the TX State Board of Education is scheduled to make a decision. Find the TFN and SEICUS recs and ways to get involved at: tfn.org/sex-ed #TeachTheTruth pic.twitter.com/eoMv…