As 2009 draws to a close, we have been reflecting on what has been a very busy year for the Texas Freedom Network. In February, for example, we made national news with the release of our groundbreaking report on the shocking failure of Texas to provide responsible sex education in our public schools. We made important progress in promoting sound science in medical research and, despite some setbacks, public school classrooms. We even helped block the renomination of an anti-science extremist as chair of the Texas State Board of Education. And we joined once again with other supporters of public education in slamming the door on private school voucher schemes in the Texas Legislature.
Right now, TFN is engaged in another critical debate over the future of our children’s education. You have been reading on this blog about efforts by far-right extremists to rewrite history and politicize social studies classrooms. That battle will stretch well into 2010.
So we’re asking for your help. A few generous TFN donors have established a 2009 Matching Gift Challenge. Every dollar you donate before the December 31 deadline will be matched dollar-for-dollar – up to the $50,000 limit of our matching gift.