California Dreading

What to know: California Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon face his recall election.

The TPPF take: Newsom’s nervousness led to him telling a real whopper—that Texans are taxed more than Californians.

“It’s no accident that in defending California, the governor singled out Texas,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “Year after year, for more than two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates, more Americans move out of California than move in—a net loss of 173,347 in the most recent period. A plurality of those leaving settle in Texas.”

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Happy Homeschooling

What to know: Homeschooling has been exploding among American families. Now, more than 11% of U.S. families homeschool.

The TPPF take: The boom in homeschooling shows that one-size-fits-all policies in education aren’t enough.

“It should come as no surprise that more parents in all communities are choosing homeschooling,” says TPPF’s Erin Davis Valdez. “With the pandemic closures, many parents saw the benefits in taking more of a direct hand in their children’s education. Far from being a phenomenon confined to one socioeconomic group, the rates for homeschooling doubled overall, and the increase was five-fold among Black families.”

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Challenging Election Integrity

What to know: The lawsuits challenging the Lone Star State’s new election integrity law are already piling up.

The TPPF take: The law is clearly constitutional—and supported by a wide majority of Texans.

“The court challenges are inevitable, and so is the hyperbole,” says TPPF’s Chad Ennis. “The truth is that SB 1 will make elections more secure—something all Texans can agree upon. Election integrity will prevail in the courts, and also in the court of public opinion.”

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