“Texas Freedom Network Has ‘Lost Face’ in Texas”
Donna Garner is a well respected education activist and columnist and frequent guest on KGAB's Morning Zone on education issues. While this commentary appears, on the surface, to be about Texas, as you read it, you will see it has definite potential ramification for Wyoming.
by Donna Garner
The timing is very interesting. Just when the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) has taken a truly courageous step today by continuing their efforts to bring authentic education reform to Texas public school children by passing the new Math curriculum standards (TEKS) and also by ousting calculator use among students in K through Grade 5, Kathy Miller, president of Texas Freedom Network, is out trying to rev up the nation against our SBOE members’ efforts.
Kathy Miller announced yesterday that she is on her way to the Triveca Film Festival in New York City where she has been invited to speak about TFN’s new “documentary” film that is meant to expose the “far-right radicals on the Texas State Board of Education.”
The truth is that Kathy Miller is on a “hatred tour” because she and TFN has “lost face” in Texas. We are on to them. They cannot seem to control what happens on our State Board of Education. Since Kathy Miller and TFN have been unsuccessful in stopping the development of Texas’ new curriculum standards (ELAR, Science, Social Studies, and Math), all they can think to do is to reach out to the liberal leftists in other parts of the country. After making her big “splash” in New York City, Kathy Miller plans to come back and show her biased film at the Dallas Film Festival where I am sure knowledgeable Texans will ignore her film.
All the public really needs to know about TFN, Kathy Miller, and their film is the following information which makes it clear what their agenda really is. They care nothing about whether students actually gain a well-rounded, academic education; TFN and Kathy Miller are all about the indoctrination of children’s minds. TFN is simply copying previous masters of indoctrination (e.g., Adolph Hitler, Stalin, Bill Ayers, etc.) who knew the importance of capturing young people’s minds with false doctrine.
For anyone who still does not understand the “education wars,” please take the time to read the article published on 3.26.12 that clearly defines the various battle lines. I say “battle lines” because we are fighting for the minds of our children, and each parent needs to understand what is at stake: http://libertylinked.com/posts/9703/2-education-philosophies-with/View.aspx
WHO AND WHAT TFN REALLY IS
Please take a look at the organizations that support Texas Freedom Network, and this should tell you everything you need to know about their true intent:
Planned Parenthood; the Human Rights Campaign (largest homosexual organization in the U. S.); the ACLU Texas; Alliance for Clean Texas; People for the American Way; Center for Public Policy Priorities; Equality Texas; NARAL Pro-Choice; Sierra Club; Freedom From Religion Foundation; Stand Down Texas; Texas Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates (TAPPA); Texas Impact; The Texas Observer; MECha (who wants to eliminate the border with Mexico entirely and honor Mexican revolutionary war hero Ernesto Zapata and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara); the Center for Inquiry (CFI) who fought to make the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional.
Do we want Texas Freedom Network to influence Texas’ education standards, textbooks, and curriculum?
Let’s consider the answer to that question:
Dan Quinn is the Communications Director for Texas Freedom Network (TFN). Dan “outed” himself in an article in the Austin American-Statesman (6.3.01 -- http://www.statesman.com/specialreports/content/specialreports/gaysurvey/3gaysurvey.html ).
Cecile Richards founded Texas Freedom Network in 1995. She is now the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. When Cecile left for Washington, D. C., Samantha Smoot took Cecile's place.
When Samantha left for Washington, D. C. in 2005, she went to work for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest homosexual organization in the country.
Another far, leftwing organization has recently been added to the TFN alliance: MEChA.
Now we have Texas Freedom Network, Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Campaign (largest homosexual organization in the country), and MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) all speaking as one voice. Who is MEChA?
On 3.25.10, The Daily Texan reported:
"A UT-based group called Save Our History, an alliance between University Democrats, a Chicano civil rights group called MEChA and the Texas Freedom Network, a nonprofit that works to combat the radical right voice in education, staged a march and press conference on March 10. Garrett Mize, a member of the Texas Freedom Network and the coalition, said the group plans to continue its activism and hopes to expand its membership in preparation for the May meetings."
MEChA wants to eliminate the border with Mexico entirely. They honor Mexican revolutionary war hero Ernesto Zapata and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
MEChA has held rallies to pressure the University of Texas not to celebrate Texas Independence Day on campus, and they advocate for “La Reconquista” or the retaking of the Southwestern states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah) to form an independent nation called “Aztlan.” (http://188.8.131.52/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=16439)
What parent in his right mind would want the TFN alliance to have any influence whatsover over what impressionable and vulnerable public school students are taught?