Category Archives for Texas Public Policy Foundation

Conservative Blogger Behind Vicious Anti-Gay Tweets Has Links to Two Prominent Texas Groups

The head of a right-wing Texas group with a political blog is stepping down at least temporarily as criticism grows over his apparent habit of tweeting anti-gay and other offensive slurs directed at various elected officials and political activists. The announcement of Daniel Greer’s leave of absence at AgendaWise comes a few days after another […]

Also posted in LGBT issues, Michael Quinn Sullivan, TFNEF | 4 Comments

Political Extremism and Curriculum Standards

In March the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) ambushed teachers and others who have been working to revise social studies curriculum standards for the state’s public schools. TPPF charged that the curriculum writing teams — made up of teachers, academics and others — were drafting standards that left out important historical figures such as George Washington […]

Also posted in Bill Ames, Peter Morrison, social studies, Tom Owens | 11 Comments

SBOE vs. Texas Social Studies Teachers

Earlier this spring teachers serving as members of writing teams working on new social studies curriculum standards were blind-sided when someone leaked an unfinished, preliminary draft of their working document to the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF). At the public State Board of Education meeting in March, TPPF ripped into these writing teams, claiming that they had “removed or […]

Also posted in social studies, State Board of Education | 6 Comments