Texas Freedom Network Action Center
Texas has long been held up as the poster child for abstinence-only sexuality education. In fact, Texas consistently leads the nation by a wide margin in federal abstinence education dollars - more than $18 million in 2007 alone. What has not been known, however, is what public schools are actually teaching students about sexuality education in their classrooms.
Click here to read the new report from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund - Just Say Don’t Know: Sexuality Education in Texas Public Schools - conclusively demonstrates that Texas is failing families and students when it comes to sexuality education.
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Thanks to YOU, Texas Freedom Network has made a difference:
- This year we helped persuade the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to reject an application from the Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research (ICR) to offer master's of science in education degrees in Texas. Because TFN activists leapt into action and contacted the Coordinating Board about their concerns, the board turned back ICR's attempts to promote biblical creationism over sound science in higher education.
- In February clergy in Texas and across the country took part in Evolution Weekend, reminding congregations that there is no conflict between faith and supporting a sound science curriculum for public schools. The Texas Faith Network, which includes mainstream religious leaders from around the state, partnered with the Clergy Letter Project to promote Evolution Weekend. Clergy in all 50 states -- including more than 40 congregations in Texas -- delivered sermons, lead discussions and hosted speakers, among other activities, over the weekend.
- We have already gathered more than 2,000 signatures on the Stand Up for Science petition in support of teaching sound science in public school classrooms and leaving instruction about religious beliefs to our families and congregations.
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