As expected following Wednesday's preliminary vote, the Texas State Board of Education today chose not to adopt a proposed Mexican American studies (MAS) textbook that the author and publisher had rushed forward to meet a deadline scholars had warned was too tight. Now, after failing to get more than a single textbook submission for adoption in each of the last two years, it's past time for the board to do what scholars and advocates asked in 2014: create real curriculum standards for a MAS course and then issue a new call for publishers to submit instructional materials. Read More

Clergy who are part of Texas Believes, a project of the Texas Freedom Network and Equality Texas, are among nearly 1,300 faith leaders from across the country who have signed on to a brief calling on the U.S. Supreme Court not to turn religious freedom into a license to discriminate. Read the press release. Read More

This summer's legislative special session brought more harmful anti-abortion laws to Texas. Our partners at the National Partnership for Women & Families have a recap of just how bad the session was for women's reproductive health care. Check out the following post from Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership. Read More

Stop Whitewashing Confederate History in Texas Schools

Americans across the country are calling for the removal of statues that lie about the Confederacy and glorify its “heroes." But whitewashing the Confederacy's racist history goes far beyond statues, especially in Texas. Read More

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This year the state took a step forward when the Texas State Board of Education finally -- finally! -- acknowledged that slavery was the central cause of the Civil War. Some people don't like to move forward: bit.ly/2GaDXFa #txlege

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