They Don’t Trust Parents

What to know: The Bryan ISD school board laid out the district’s legislative priorities, and said it would oppose any measure that would “would divert public tax dollars to private entities or homeschooled students, parents with little or no academic or financial accountability…”

The TPPF take: Parents can be trusted, and public school officials are exaggerating the effects of parent empowerment on their districts.

“Nationwide, 31 states and the District of Columbia have some form of school choice,” says TPPF’s Mandy Drogin. “Surely, if the dire predictions are true, we’d see the results in states that have empowered parents for years. But that’s simply not the case. Parents know better—and deserve better.”

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ESG is a Scam

What to know: Republican lawmakers are set to wage more battles over ESG (environmental, social and governance) policies in 2023.

The TPPF take: ESG is a scam—and in direct conflict with the free market principles that have made the U.S. successful.

“The ESG movement typically targets industries deemed politically incorrect, including fossil fuel exploration and production, as well as firearm manufacturing and selling,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “ESG policies can also lead to criminal collusion between investment firms—which are supposed to be competitors.”

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The Human Toll 

What to know: Human smugglers have pled guilty in a crash that killed eight illegal immigrants and injured two U.S. citizens.

The TPPF take: The Biden administration has allowed criminal cartels to take control of the U.S. border, and people are dying as a result.

“The migrant-smuggling economy along the southern border now tops $20 billion, and that doesn’t even account for how much cartels profit from drug trafficking with the high increase of border crossings,” says TPPF’s Selene Rodriguez. “Mexican migrants now pay an average of $8,600 per person to be smuggled into the U.S. Those from outside of Mexico pay even more, sometimes up to $50,000 for those from China.”

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