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TPPF’s Belew to Provide Invited Testimony Before House Committee on Public Education

AUSTIN— Today, Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Senior Education Policy Advisor Kara Belew will provide invited testimony before the House Committee on Public Education. “Pouring billions of dollars into a broken system is not a responsible use of taxpayer dollars nor will it improve student results,” said Belew. “To improve student outcomes, school boards and districts need...

Press Release February 13, 2019

TPPF Publishes Paper Examining the Use of Child Abuse Pediatric Teams in CPS Cases

AUSTIN— Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published the paper, Reforming the Use of Child Abuse Pediatric Teams in Child Protective Cases. Andrew Brown, director of the Center for Families and Children, offered the following statement: “Medical professionals with relevant expertise have an important role to play in protecting children from abuse by conducting objective...

Press Release February 12, 2019

TPPF Publishes Paper Examining Presumption of Custody for Nonoffending Parents in Child Protective Cases

AUSTIN—Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published the policy perspective, Presumption of Custody to the Nonoffending Parent. “Children have an inherent right to be raised by their natural parents and parents have a fundamental liberty interest in the care, custody, and management of their children,” said Charissa Huntzinger, the paper’s author. “Automatically presuming both parents are...

Press Release January 23, 2019