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The Texas State Board of Education continues to make Texas a national laughingstock.

What can you do to make a difference?

Over and over again the board has demonstrated a destructive ignorance toward every subject it is tasked to set curriculum standards for, from science to social studies the results are disastrous. That is why this is a campaign to reform the State Board of Education, not a campaign focused on one subject area.

Click here to sign the "Just Educate" petition - unite with thousands of other parents, business leaders and concerned citizens across Texas and send a clear message to politicians: stop promoting political agendas in our public schools. Our kids deserve better. Our future depends on it.

Have you already signed the petition, but you want to do more? Click here for four more things you can do that will make a difference.

 

Texas is FAILING to prepare our kids for college and the jobs of tomorrow.

  • Extremists on the State Board of Education undermine science education, call evolution a lie and claim separation of church and state is a myth.
  • They appoint unqualified political activists to help rewrite history and twist the curriculum in our children’s classrooms to promote political agendas.
  • They want public schools to censor authors, important historical figures and ideas that don’t fit into their own narrow worldview.

But today parents, business leaders and concerned citizens across Texas are joining together to send a clear message to politicians:


To prepare our kids for the 21st century, I insist that:

  • Politicians stop dragging our children’s schools into the “culture wars”
  • Decisions about what students learn are based on sound scholarship and the work of real experts in every subject
  • Classroom teachers and professors in our state’s world-class colleges and universities – not politicians promoting personal agendas – guide the adoption of curriculum standards and textbooks

Our kids deserve better. Our future depends on it.

 

1. Sign the petition today.

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What else can you do about the State Board of Education?

1. Call your local legislator and tell her or him that you are dissatisfied with the board's actions. Remind your representative that the Texas Legislature has the authority to reform this board and the process by which they adopt curriculum. You can find out who represents you by clicking here.

2. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. It’s important that this issue remain front and center in the media. Click here for information on how to write an effective letter to the editor.

3. Get five of your friends to sign the Just Educate petition and join this movement. Forward this link: www.tfn.org/justeducate

4. Spread the message across Facebook. Click here to invite your friends to join the Just Educate Facebook group.

Texas Freedom Network will keep you informed every step of the way. Watch for our e-mails, and stay tuned to our blog www.tfninsider.org for continued updates.