Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Young-Earth creationist and former Texas State Board of Education chairman Don McLeroy, agreeing with the TFN Education Fund’s report on Texas public school Bible courses.
I agree with the Texas Freedom Network — I wouldn’t teach doctrine in public school.
Author James Moore, finding sadness and hilarity in the TFN Education Fund’s new report on Bible classes in public schools.
We are a backwards-ass state in a fast-forward world. Texas is a land of contradictions. We are creating some of the planet’s most advanced technology while teaching our children that archaeology proves the Bible to be factual.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, complaining about schoolchildren who visit his office and say the U.S. Constitution is a living document.
It’s not a living document. It’s dead, dead, dead.
State Board of Education member Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, R-Dallas, who served on the board for 26 years before losing the seat two years ago, on being back on the board.
It feels like coming home.
Columnist Billy Hamilton, on potential private school voucher scheme legislation disguised as “tuition tax credits” at the Texas Legislature.
These tax credits aren’t just bad tax policy; they’re gimmicks — gimmicks used to conceal bad policy. Public schools don’t need gimmicks. They need the Legislature’s full support in educating the state’s children.