Tag Archives: Matt Krause

TX School District Caves On “Review” Of LGBTQ Books

The Texas Tribune reports: A San Antonio-area school district is reviewing the contents of more than 400 books that were flagged in a Republican lawmaker’s investigation into the titles that schools keep in their libraries. North East Independent School District, one of the largest districts in the state, is seemingly the first district to directly respond to state Rep. Matt …

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Anti-LGBT TX Rep Drops Bid For State Attorney General

The Texas Tribune reports: State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, is ending his campaign for attorney general and running for Tarrant County district attorney instead. Krause told The Texas Tribune that he began seriously considering a district attorney campaign after the incumbent, Sharon Wilson, “unexpectedly” announced her retirement earlier this month. He said he “started getting tons of calls” to …

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Texas School Districts Defy Demand For List Of Books

The Houston Chronicle reports: The Austin school district, one of the largest in the state, will not comply with a request from the Republican leader of the Texas House General Investigating Committee to confirm whether it carries certain books in its libraries. “After doing more legal research, we’ve decided that a response is not necessary, especially since anyone can search …

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Book Burning: Texas Teachers Condemn Plan To Excise Books About Race And Sexuality From School Libraries

From the Texas Teachers Association: Rep. Krause’s letter demanding that school superintendents provide him with lists of books dealing with certain subjects on their school bookshelves is disturbing and political overreach into the classroom. Nothing in state law, not even in HB3979 or SB3, gives a legislator the authority to conduct this type of witch hunt. This is an obvious …

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Hate Group Lawyer Turned Texas Rep To “Investigate” 850 TX School Library Books About “Race Or Sexuality”

The Texas Tribune reports: A Republican state lawmaker has launched an investigation into Texas school districts over the type of books they have, particularly if they pertain to race or sexuality or “make students feel discomfort.” State Rep. Matt Krause, in his role as chair of the House Committee on General Investigating, notified the Texas Education Agency that he is …

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