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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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Award-winning Film on Texas Textbook Wars Premieres in Dallas Tonight, Houston Next Week

“The Revisionaries” — an award-winning documentary film about the textbook wars in Texas — premieres in Dallas tonight at a special Texas Freedom Network screening. The film will run from tonight until Oct. 11 at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas. But the film’s director, Scott Thurman, and TFN President Kathy Miller, who is featured prominently […]

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Exclusive ‘Revisionaries’ Clip and Premiere Details

The culture wars at the Texas State Board of Education have been so intense that they made a movie about them. Sadly, this isn’t fiction. We’ve told you before about “The Revisionaries,” the feature documentary from Texas director Scott Thurman, but we’re happy to bring you news that TFN will be premiering the film in […]

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Hypocrite Alert: Texas Ed Board Member Ken Mercer Blames ‘the Left’ for Curriculum Changes HE Passed

Members of the creationist bloc on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) have mistated the truth so often that they can’t even keep their own distortions straight. Case in point: Speaking on Saturday at the “Texas Freedom Rally at the Alamo” in San Antonio, SBOE member Ken Mercer told Tea Party activists some real […]

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Why Letting Extremists Develop Curriculum Standards for Schools Is a Bad Idea

For reasons unknown, the conservative website Texas Insider insists on publishing the rants of a race-obsessed, right-wing activist. The newest rant from Bill Ames, who has criticized what he sees as an “overrepresentation of minorities” in social studies curriculum standards, once again claims that “leftists” hate America. And it’s predictably filled with ridiculous mistruths. In […]

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The Texas Connection to a Minnesota Extremist and Potential Education Disaster

Allen Quist, the Minnesota extremist Don McLeroy — then chairman of the  Texas State Board of Education — tried to appoint as an “expert” adviser during the revision of social studies curriculum standards in 2009, is back in the news. Quist’s appointment three years ago seemed almost a done deal until the Texas Freedom Network […]

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Dolores Huerta Cheats Death, Earns Medal of Freedom

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta has earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom despite being alive, the White House announced last week. Huerta will receive the nation’s highest civilian honor at a ceremony later this year along with the still-living astronaut John Glenn, still-breathing former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, still-has-a-pulse musician Bob Dylan, still-walking-the-earth former […]

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TFN and the Textbook Wars Head to Tribeca!

We’re excited to tell you that the Texas Freedom Network’s fight against textbook censorship and efforts to politicize public education will be part of a new documentary film premiering this weekend at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. “The Revisionaries” explores how far-right radicals on the State Board of Education in Texas […]

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