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Scholar Reviews Highlight Problems in Proposed Texas Social Studies Textbooks

The TFN Education Fund sent the following press release regarding proposed social studies textbooks up for consideration by the Texas State Board of Education this year. Scholar Reviews Highlight Problems in Proposed Texas Social Studies Textbooks Exaggerations, Distortions Reflect Flaws in Controversial Curriculum Standards   Social studies textbooks under state consideration for public schools this […]

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TFN Calls for Investigation of Texas Charter School Operator Amid Allegations of Politicized Curriculum Materials

Ideologues trying to politicize our children’s classrooms aren’t just focused on traditional public schools. A report published today alleges that one of the largest charter school operators in Texas is using curriculum materials to indoctrinate students with anti-science and right-wing propaganda. We just sent out this press release: The president of the Texas Freedom Network […]

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Dear Religious Right: It’s Not About You

If you happened to be on Twitter or on your favorite conservative website on Sunday, you may have noticed the latest faux outrage on the right. Search engine Google, on its homepage, transformed its famous doodle into a version featuring the late labor leader Cesar Chavez. The Google Doodle has become a bit of an […]

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TV Premiere of ‘The Revisioniares’ Tonight and Tuesday on PBS

Starting tonight, everyone gets a chance to watch the award-winning documentary “The Revisionaries,” a film by director Scott Thurman that tells the story of the religious right’s culture warriors at the Texas State Board of Education and the Texas Freedom Network’s efforts to stop their efforts to undermine instruction on evolution and politicize social studies […]

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TV Premiere of ‘The Revisionaries’ on PBS Next Monday

Don McLeroy and Cynthia Dunbar are coming to your home. Relax. We don’t mean literally. No, we mean they’ll be there along with TFN in “The Revisionaries.” The critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary that premiered in theaters last year is making its TV premiere Jan. 28, one week from today. And you also have a chance […]

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New Orleans Schools Say ‘No’ to ‘Revisionist’ History from Texas

How badly has the State Board of Education wrecked the educational reputation of Texas? Pretty badly, if a policy adopted this week by the local school board in New Orleans is any indication. On Tuesday the Orleans Parish Public Schools board passed the following policy: “No history textbook shall be approved which has been adjusted […]

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‘The Revisionaries’ Held Over in Austin

“The Revisionaries,” the award-winning documentary about the textbook wars at the Texas State Board of Education, is getting another week-long run at Austin’s Violet Crown Cinema. If you didn’t get a chance to catch this must-see film last week, make the time to go between now and November 8. “The Revisionaries” is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes […]

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Get Your Tickets for ‘The Revisionaries’ Premiere in Austin on October 26

“The Revisionaries” — an award-winning documentary film about the textbook wars at the Texas State Board of Education — is headed to Austin, and TFN is hosting two premiere showings at the Violet Crown Cinema on Friday, Oct. 26. The theater isn’t very big — so act quickly to get buy your tickets for either […]

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‘The Revisionaries’ Is Headed to Austin!

“The Revisionaries,” the award-winning documentary about the Texas textbook wars, is headed to a theater in Austin later this month! We’re working out final details for special TFN screenings of the film the night of the premiere and hope to announce the date on Monday. Stay tuned!  

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‘The Revisionaries': Held Over in Dallas, Houston Premiere Almost Sold Out

“The Revisionaries,” the award-winning documentary about the raging textbook wars in Texas, is so popular with audiences that Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas is extending the film’s run there through October 18. And the Houston premiere this Friday (October 12) at Sundance Cinemas is nearly sold out. The film, which exposes efforts byradicals on the […]

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