One "academic freedom" bill has been introduced in Texas in 2011.
Text as introduced 82R10215 TRH-D By: Zedler H.B. No. 2454 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to prohibiting discrimination by public institutions of higher education against+ read
State: Texas Date introduced: March 18, 2009 Main sponsor: Representative Wayne Christian Bill Number: HB 4224 Current Status: No committee action; legislative session ended
By: AA Christian H.B. A No. A 4224 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the teaching of science in public schools. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION A 1. AA Subchapter A, Chapter 28, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 28.0027 to read as follows: Sec. A 28.0027. AA STUDY OF SCIENCE. (a) As part of the essential knowledge and skills of the science curriculum under+ read
This page collects the legal documents from the case Institute for Creation Research Graduate School v. Raymund A. Paredes et al.
The ICR Graduate School is "an unincorporated educational ministry unit of The Institute for Creation Research, Inc." The defendants are officers of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Raymund Paredes is the CEO of the Board and Texas Commissioner of Higher Education. The ICR Graduate School filed two separate suits, one in Texas state court, and another in federal court, in the Northern District of Texas. The suits are+ read
All the legal documentation available to us for the case of Christina Castillo Comer v. Robert Scott, in his official capacity as commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Education Agency is provided at the bottom of this page. It is arranged in chronological order.
The ruling dismissing the case can be downloaded here.
Audio of the oral argument from the appeal can be downloaded here (WMA file)
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The Texas Academy of Science has been one of the state’s leading advocates of scientific education since its founding in 1892. The Academy’s membership of nearly 1000 scientists and educators pursue a diverse array of scientific disciplines including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences, physical anthropology, and computer science. Within their respective disciplines of study, the Academy’s members practice critical observation and experimentation of falsifiable concepts, which are the primary methods for obtaining the data on which scientifically defensible theories and+ read