2017 in Quotes: Race, Slavery and the Civil War

As we continue our review of 2017, let’s look at how the right continued its efforts to revise history and use race to divide the country. By the way, 2018 will see a new battle at the State Board of Education over what Texas public school students should learn about slavery and the Civil War […]

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2017 in Quotes: The Trump Train

It’s time again for our annual review of the outrageous things we heard from the right over the past year. We’ll kick off this year’s series by looking at the religious right’s continued and deeply hypocritical embrace of President Donald Trump. Religious-right leaders talk about the president as if he were something of a savior, ordained […]

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Engaging Young Texans to Call Out Politicians Who Turn Lies into Laws

We’re crossposting this piece from our colleagues at the National Partnership for Women & Families. The TFN Education Fund, including our Texas Rising program for young adult activists and leaders, is working with the Partnership to call out politicians who tell lie after lie to pass anti-abortion and other bad laws. […]

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It’s Past Time for MAS in Texas

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 […]

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