Conservative Group Sends Letter To Texas Public Schools, Hinting At Liberal Plot

Feb 5, 2018

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An influential Texas conservative group mailed letters to school district employees across the state last week, asking for them to report teachers who they believe are trying to accomplish liberal political objectives in Texas classrooms.

As reported in The Dallas Morning News, the letter from Empower Texans asked educators to report “suspicious activities” among their fellow teachers.

The letter reads, in part, “Alert! Some school districts across the State of Texas are vowing to illegally misuse school district recourses [sic] to electioneer for liberal candidates in upcoming elections.” Teacher advocates have called the letter “ridiculous” and “offensive.”

Texas Educators Vote director Laura Yeager said the letter is “not founded in fact,” adding: “My heart is heavy that people are actively trying to suppress the vote.”

When asked to clarify their claims by the Morning News, Empower Texans declined to comment.