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The Week in Quotes (April 6 – 12)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

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The SBOE Approved the Ethnic Studies Proposal. Now What?

After 2,358 of your petition signatures and testimony from dozens of Texans in support, the State Board of Education today voted to make it easier for Texas schools to offer courses in Mexican-American, African-American, Native American and Asian-American studies. The 12-2 vote means publishers will have a chance to submit to the state instructional materials [...]

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The Week in Quotes (March 30 – April 5)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

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The Week in Quotes (March 23 – 29)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

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Why We Need Mexican-American Studies in Texas Schools

This week TFN launched #SupportMAS, a campaign to encourage the Texas State Board to add an elective course in Mexican-American studies to the state curriculum. In announcing the campaign, we asked a friend of TFN to explain why the state needs a MAS course. His message is below. You can add your name to the [...]

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The Day My Son Was Taught ‘Bible’ in a Public School

What happens when public schools cross the line by promoting personal religious views in their classrooms? One Texas parent — a religious studies scholar — explains what happened to her family in this cross-post (with permission) from Scribalishess. Susan M. Pigott is a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at a small, liberal arts university [...]

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The Week in Quotes (March 16 – 22)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

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Help TFN Stack 40 Textbooks and Raise $20,000 During Amplify Austin

Since our founding, TFN has been the watchdog monitoring the State Board of Education on textbook censorship. Last year TFN successfully defended science textbooks from ideologues seeking to undermine teaching about evolution and climate science. This year our job is to ensure that history isn’t rewritten to fit political agendas when the Texas State Board [...]

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The Week in Quotes (March 9 – 15)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

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The Week in Quotes (March 2 – 8)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

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