Category Archives for Allen Quist

The Texas Connection to a Minnesota Extremist and Potential Education Disaster

Allen Quist, the Minnesota extremist Don McLeroy — then chairman of the  Texas State Board of Education — tried to appoint as an “expert” adviser during the revision of social studies curriculum standards in 2009, is back in the news. Quist’s appointment three years ago seemed almost a done deal until the Texas Freedom Network […]

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Dodging a Bullet

Remember Allen Quist? He’s the fringe-right Minnesota politician who State Board of Education member Don McLeroy wanted to appoint to a panel of so-called “experts” helping revise social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools. Like other absurdly unqualified ideologues who succeeded in getting appointments to the “expert” panel, Quist didn’t just lack academic credentials […]

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When Genius Passes You By

Who knew that all the world’s best climate scientists and their research could be proven wrong by a fringe political activist from Minnesota? We told you in May that Don McLeroy, still chair of the Texas State Board of Education at the time, wanted to appoint to the social studies curriculum “expert panel” a political activist […]


McLeroy Backs Fringe Social Studies ‘Expert’

How can he possibly be serious? Not satisfied with the two absurdly unqualified ideologues already appointed to a so-called “expert” review panel for new public school social studies curriculum standards, Texas State Board of Education Chairman Don McLeroy wants another that could be even worse. And he has been lobbying other board members hard to make […]

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