My wife is about to finish her degree in secondary math ed from SWOSU. She's starting to freak out about the prospect of being a non-religious teacher in Oklahoma, especially with the additional concern of having a daughter that will be entering school in a few years. It is one thing to be a quiet atheist teaching critical thinking and rationalism. It is entirely another to be a parent of a young child in the public school you teach at.
So, she's been pushing the idea of checking out Austin, Texas as a place to move after she finishes school. I'm fine with that. The ACA would be a great organization to get involved with, and I can get a job anywhere with what I do.
I'm just wondering if there is any realistic chance of raising a kid in Oklahoma and not running afoul of the school board. Additionally, if we did move to Austin, would it be any better, even in the most liberal city in Texas?