Texas 2011 HB2454

State: Texas Date introduced: March 08, 2011 Main sponsor: Zedler Bill Number: HB2454 Bill Title: None, "Prohibiting discrimination by public institutions of higher education against faculty members and students based on their conduct of research relating to intelligent design" Current Status: Referred to Higher Education Committee

One "academic freedom" bill has been introduced in Texas in 2011.

Texas 2009 HB4224

State: Texas Date introduced: March 18, 2009 Main sponsor: Representative Wayne Christian Bill Number: HB 4224 Current Status: No committee action; legislative session ended

Climate change denial in Texas social studies textbooks

The Texas state board of education will adopt new social studies textbooks in November, 2014. The decisions they make will affect Texas classrooms for years to come, and are likely to change how textbooks are written for use in other states as well. In geography and economics classes, some of the textbooks discuss climate change in ways that are simply false, or even promote outright climate change denial.

Institute for Creation Research Graduate School v. Paredes et al.

This page collects the legal documents from the case Institute for Creation Research Graduate School v. Raymund A. Paredes et al.


Comer v. Scott and Texas Education Agency

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)



Texas Academy of Science *

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.