Are you tired of a State Board of Education that puts political and personal agendas ahead of what’s best for Texas kids? Are you angry when SBOE members censor history, reject established science and ignore the recommendations of teachers and scholars? Are you embarrassed that public education in Texas has become the butt of national jokes because of the political shenanigans of religious extremists on the SBOE?
THEN VOTE TODAY in the Republican and Democratic primaries for the Texas State Board of Education.
All 15 seats on the SBOE are up for election this year. Over the next two years the SBOE will consider the adoption of science, social studies and math textbooks that could be in classrooms for nearly a decade. So you have the opportunity to help shape the face of public education in the state for nearly a generation.
You can find information and news about SBOE candidates at www.tfn.org/sboe2012. That information includes what candidates religious-right groups are backing in today’s GOP primaries. You can also find voting information at VoteTexas.gov.
So get out and VOTE! Then this evening we’ll be tweeting about election results. You can follow us on Twitter: @tfn, and watch for #sboe2012.