Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller, on ideologues appointed to official state review teams who are pressuring publishers to weaken instruction on evolution and climate change in new high school biology textbooks up for adoption in Texas.
Once again, culture warriors on the state board are putting Texas at risk of becoming a national laughingstock on science education. What our kids learn in their public schools should be based on mainstream, established science, not the personal views of ideologues, especially those who are grossly unqualified to evaluate a biology textbook in the first place.
Texas State Board of Education Vice-Chair Thomas Ratliff, R-Mt. Pleasant, on the individuals appointed to review textbooks for the state’s public schools.
I think some people are chosen to fill a particular ideology rather than to fill a specific expertise. I think far too often the state board has been mired in politics and not enough in public education.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
We need a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.
Texan Micah Hurd, a Marine reservist who made national headlines last year by petitioning the White House for Texas to secede from the United States. Hurd has joined a militia group and is calling for the establishment of a government based on Christian law.
Nowhere in God’s law does it say I must continue to be subject to a tyranny.
Will Hailer, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, on a tweet by Republican adviser Dave Carney that referred to state Sen. Wendy Davis as “too Stupid to be Governor.”
It’s clear that Abbott’s advisers are following a strategy of offending every woman voter in the state of Texas.