The Weaponization of Public Resources

What to know: Many school districts are using public resources to fight parental empowerment legislation. For example, Plano ISD and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD were recently caught “us[ing] public communication forums to lobby parents and their greater school community to oppose [parental empowerment] legislation.”

The TPPF take: Texas ISDs are weaponizing public resources against parents.

“Texas needs new laws to stop the weaponization of public money against parents. It’s unthinkable that our tax dollars are being used to fight against a bipartisan plan to free kids from failing schools and set them up for a better future. This has to stop,” says TPPF’s James Quintero.

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It’s a Struggle

What to know: University administrators are “struggling” with their response to demonstrations by their leftist students in support of the attacks on Israeli civilians launched by Hamas. And not just their students; even professors are declaring Israel “a murderous, genocidal settler state.”

The TPPF take: Blame the push for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for importing these doctrines into our universities.

“It is not surprising that when Hamas terrorists attacked and killed thousands of Israelis last week, including women and children, these DEI infused students immediately started marching in support of the killers,” says TPPF’s Sherry Sylvester. “After all, Hamas’ mission is also based on lineage — their goal is to kill everyone who was born Jewish.”

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One Pill Kills

What to know: The drug dealer behind a series of fentanyl poisonings in North Texas has pleaded guilty to selling the pills that killed unwitting teenagers.

The TPPF take: Fentanyl is an everytown problem.

“Last year in Carrollton, Texas, a few doses of fentanyl supplied by an 18-year-old distributor resulted in 14 overdoses among juveniles — and four deaths,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “And it’s only going to get worse until the southern U.S. border is secure. More than five Texans die each day, on average, of fentanyl overdoses. This is a public health crisis that touches every corner of Texas.”