Woke Schools

What to Know: A U.S. senator is warning parents about woke policies in public schools, and families ready to return to the classroom.

The TPPF Take: Being “woke” means thinking, saying and doing exactly as you are told by the left.

“Your compliance with wokeism—even out of a sense of politeness—leads unavoidably to the erasure of everything you are. And this is the point,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “A person who can be made to affirm anything, no matter how preposterous—that a man can become pregnant, or that the Pilgrims came to America to eliminate ‘trans’ culture—is a subject, not a citizen. And subjects are fit only to be ruled.”

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Open Enrollment

What to Know: Fewer than 3% of Texas public school students attend schools in districts they don’t reside in.

The TPPF Take: We need greater transparency and clearer policies for families seeking the best education for their children.

“Transfer rules and tuition policies vary from district to district, and there’s no way for parents and policymakers to access the information easily,” says TPPF’s Emily Sass. “A state-authorized comprehensive study would help us all understand the size and scope of the problems. Next, Texas should reform its state policies to allow Texas students to access available district seats without the added burden of unpredictable and prohibitive tuition rates.”

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Looking for Answers

What to Know: Many adoptees search for years for information about their birth parents.

The TPPF Take: The Texas Legislature should make finding those answers easier.

“Adoptees have a legitimate interest in their personal, social, and medical histories,” says TPPF’s Andrew Brown. “In addition, research shows that greater openness in adoption is beneficial to the mental and emotional well-being of both the adoptee and birth parent. There is room for the Legislature to balance the interests of adoptees and birth parents in a such a way that provides benefits to both parties.”

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