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Statement on Texas Education Agency’s Model Policy Regarding School Library Content

Advocacy

On April 11, the Texas Education Agency issued a model local board policy in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s direction that TEA address statewide standards to prevent the presence of […]

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TLA Launches Texans for the Right to Read, Statewide Coalition Opposed to Book Banning

Advocacy, TLA News

The Texas Library Association (TLA) has launched a grassroots coalition, Texans for the Right to Read, to amplify and unify the voices of librarians, educators, parents, students, authors, and others […]

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TLA Response to Governor’s Proposed Parental Bill of Rights

Advocacy, TLA News

On Thursday, January 20, Governor Abbott announced his proposed Parental Bill of Rights at a campaign event in North Texas. The Texas Library Association issued the following response: We are […]

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The Freedom to Read is a Right and Must be Protected

Advocacy, TLA News

The Texas Library Association (TLA) holds that the freedom to read is a human right, protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. TLA believes that individuals have […]

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Special Session #1: The Texas Legislature is Back

Advocacy

The first special session of the 87th Texas Legislature opened Thursday, July 8 and may last up to 30 days. Issues to be considered are limited to those set by […]

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Wrap up: Texas Legislative Session

Advocacy

The 87th Texas Legislative Session ended May 31 in a dramatic way. House Democrats left the Capitol and broke quorum so that the House was unable to vote on SB […]

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87th Texas Legislature Opens

Advocacy, TLA News

It promises to be a memorable session, as the Legislature grapples with how to meet during a pandemic and tackles redistricting in addition to the budget and other issues. On […]

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Now We Need to Promote Libraries More than Ever

Advocacy

By Brooke King Librarian at Atascocita Middle School, Humble ISD TASL Legislative & Advocacy Committee Chair This post originally appeared on the Aug. 18 TxASL Talks blog. The “Let’s Promote […]

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