Texas
Public Education
Maps replacing Israel with Palestine reported in two separate public schools

Two separate public schools are facing criticism for allowing teachers to display maps in their classrooms that erase Israel, instead labeling the region as part of Palestine. Reports emerged last… Read More

January 15, 2024
Legislation
School choice, border security among 13 propositions on Texas GOP primary ballot

(The Center Square) – Thirteen propositions will be on the 2024 GOP primary ballot in March, the Republican Party of Texas announced Thursday. The propositions address a range of issues,… Read More

December 29, 2023
Legislation
Texas universities rebrand ‘diversity’ programs as statewide ban goes into effect

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Texas’ public universities are scrambling to rebrand their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts after Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law prohibiting DEI offices. Read More

December 27, 2023
Public Education
School boards begin voting on new measure to allow chaplains to volunteer in Texas schools

(The Center Square) – Texas school boards have already begun to vote on a new measure to allow or prohibit chaplains from volunteering to provide counseling and other services to… Read More

December 26, 2023
Public Education
40% of Houston schools are failing, with D or F rankings

(The Center Square) – Houston Independent School District, the largest public school system in Texas, has a 40% failure rate, with 111 of its schools with D or F ratings,… Read More

December 11, 2023
Public Education
Texas leader demolishes argument that public schools are underfunded, noting half of state budget goes to education

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick this week revealed how much of Texas’s budget goes to education, dispelling the myth that public schools are underfunded. “We spend one out of every $2… Read More

December 6, 2023
Legislation
Texas Senate passes school safety expansion

(The Center Square) – Ahead of the fourth special legislative session ending Dec. 7, the Texas Senate unanimously passed a school safety bill on Friday as conflict between the heads… Read More

December 4, 2023
Public Education
‘We had no idea.’ Convicted prostitute removed from Texas school district’s sex ed council

A convicted prostitute has been removed from a Texas school district’s sex education advisory council, raising questions about accountability and oversight. As a local parent, Ashley Ketcherside served on the… Read More

November 30, 2023
Culture
Couple wins Simon-DeVos prize for innovation in education

(The Daily Signal) – A 2009 encounter with a public school teacher dramatically changed the course of Laura and Jeff Sandefer’s lives—and the lives of thousands of students. That year,… Read More

November 28, 2023
Courts
Local government violates the Constitution by charging taxes disguised as fees, church claims in new lawsuit

(The Daily Signal) – A Texas church is suing the local government, claiming that “illegal excessive” fees to install a water tap violate the U.S. Constitution and the state’s religious … Read More

November 21, 2023
Public Education
Texas school districts fight accountability measure implemented by the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has appealed a court’s decision to block its release of its new school accountability ratings for the last school year after school districts sued. The… Read More

November 14, 2023
Legislation
Texas Senate passes four priority bills, including school choice

(The Center Square) – Within two days of Gov. Greg Abbott calling a fourth special legislative session, the Texas Senate passed four bills, advancing all of his legislative priorities late… Read More

November 13, 2023
Culture
Texans pass billions of dollars worth of bond debt, paid for by property tax hikes

(The Center Square) – Texans statewide passed billions of dollars’ worth of bonds on Tuesday, according to unofficial results. All bond proposition ballot language explicitly states, “This is a property… Read More

November 9, 2023
Culture
Ted Cruz lays out his ‘battle plan’ to retake the institutions from cultural marxism

(The Daily Signal) – How did every aspect of American society lurch so far to the left seemingly overnight, and what can Americans do to restore sanity in an age … Read More

November 7, 2023
Public Education
Texas Gov. Abbott reaches deal with House Speaker on school choice plan

Days after reports that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s school choice bill would not pass the state House, the governor announced a deal with the Texas House… Read More

October 31, 2023
Legislation
Abbott enlists parents to get school choice for every Texas student ‘across the finish line’

(The Daily Signal) – Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on Tuesday called for parents to contact their state representatives and encourage them to get school choice “across the… Read More

October 25, 2023
Legislation
Texas House bill on school choice opposed by Gov. Abbott is ‘D.O.A.’ under session rules

A new school choice proposal authored by a Republican in the Texas House is dead-on-arrival, and not just because Gov. Greg Abbott opposes some of its provisions. The 184-page education… Read More

October 23, 2023
Public Education
Watchdog says Texas schools ‘some of worst in country’ in teaching critical race theory

(The Daily Signal) – Public schools in Texas continue to teach racially discriminatory content to children in violation of state law and without parents knowing, Accuracy in Media President Adam… Read More

October 23, 2023
Legislation
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott celebrates Senate passage of school choice bill now with House 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised the passage of his school choice bill in the state Senate Thursday, even as the chances for passing the bill in the state House remain… Read More

October 13, 2023
Legislation
Companion to school choice bill would allocate $1.2 billion more into Texas public schools

(The Center Square) – Texas state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, filed two key companion bills related to education on the first day of the third special legislative session this year. Read More

October 11, 2023