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The ACLU works with teachers, parents, students, community members, and legislators to ensure equality and dignity for all students in Texas schools, regardless of their religious affiliation, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

The ACLU of Texas defends the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Texas, in courtrooms, at the state legislature, and in large and small communities throughout the Lone Star State.

Resources

Promoting LGBT Equality (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Promoting LGBT Equality (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Defending Youth in Schools (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Defending Youth in Schools (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Youth Rights Manual-English/Spanish (Know Your Rights, July 2012)

Youth Rights Manual-English/Spanish (Know Your Rights, July 2012)

Educate Don't Incarcerate: Stop the School to Prison Pipeline in Texas (Guide, September 2013)

Educate Don’t Incarcerate: Stop the School to Prison Pipeline in Texas (Guide, September 2013)

Starting a GSA: Helpful Information for High School Students (Guide, November 2011)

Starting a GSA: Helpful Information for High School Students (Guide, November 2011)

Know Your Rights: Student Expression and the Day of Silence (Guide, January 2012)

Know Your Rights: Student Expression and the Day of Silence (Guide, January 2012)

Use of Force in Texas Public Schools: The Case for Transparency, Accountability and Decriminalization (Report, March 2011)

Use of Force in Texas Public Schools: The Case for Transparency, Accountability and Decriminalization (Report, March 2011)

Pepper Spray

Pepper Spray is a Dangerous & Ineffective Security Measure in Juvenile Justice Facilities (Fact Sheet, November 2013)

The Bible in Texas Public Schools (Know Your Rights, November 2009)

The Bible in Texas Public Schools (Know Your Rights, November 2009)

Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to School Board Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to School Board Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to State Board of Education Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to State Board of Education Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Students' Religious Rights at School (Know Your Rights, April 2011)

Students’ Religious Rights at School (Know Your Rights, April 2011)

How to Report Harassment in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

How to Report Harassment in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

How to File a Grievance in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

How to File a Grievance in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

Religious Dress in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

Religious Dress in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

At the Mercy of the Majority: Attacks on Religious Freedom in Texas Public Schools in the Decade after Santa Fe v. Doe (Report, September 2012)

At the Mercy of the Majority: Attacks on Religious Freedom in Texas Public Schools in the Decade after Santa Fe v. Doe (Report, September 2012)

The Texas State Board of Education: A Case of Abuse of Power (Report, May 2010)

The Texas State Board of Education: A Case of Abuse of Power (Report, May 2010)

Distribution of Gideons Bibles in Texas Public Schools: Impact on Students' Religious Liberty (Investigative Report, October 2009)

Distribution of Gideons Bibles in Texas Public Schools: Impact on Students’ Religious Liberty (Investigative Report, October 2009)

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