Education, Not Indoctrination

What to know: Austin ISD is one of the largest and most progressive school districts in Texas. It’s also a hotbed of political activism, with the district recently allowing its high school students to “walk-out during a pro-Palestinian protest.”

The TPPF take: Public education is meant to help kids learn to read, write, and do math. It’s not intended to create political activists.

“Radical leftists have infiltrated every nook and cranny of certain public schools, including Austin ISD. As a result, there’s been much less emphasis given to traditional subjects and much more attention paid to social justice causes,” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “Public schools need to get back to the basics—and stay there.”

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What to know: The Biden administration’s new rules for pregnant workers—which mandate abortion benefits—are now being challenged by 17 states.

The TPPF take: The new rules are unconstitutional.

“The $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill that included the law was unlawful, according to federal Judge James Wesley Hendrix,” says TPPF’s Robert Henneke. “That’s because Congress didn’t have a quorum present when the measure was approved; supporters relied on ‘proxy voting,’ in which a member flips a switch at another member’s desk.”

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The Right Response

What to know: Following a crackdown on student protests at the University of Texas at Austin, faculty members have signed a petition condemning UT President Jay Hartzell.

The TPPF take: Hartzell’s response to the protests has been firm—and appropriate.

“Hartzell is the biggest Winner of the week for showing college presidents across the country how to make it clear to fact-challenged students who is actually in charge of taxpayer funded academic institutions,” writes TPPF’s Sherry Sylvester. “As soon as the Palestine Solidarity Committee announced they were going to take over the campus, Hartzell said very clearly, ‘our university will not be occupied.’”

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