Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Camille Parmesan, geology professor at UT, and Alan Leshner, executive director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in an editorial pushing for the State Board of Education, educators and the public to reject the false claims about climate change in proposed social studies textbooks.
Sadly, children in other parts of the world now outperform U.S. students in mathematics and science. Children cannot compete in the global marketplace of the future unless they achieve science literacy. Texas educators should reject the new textbooks unless they are edited to address the serious concerns outlined by the National Center for Science Education.
Net Neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.
Senator Ted Cruz in a Tweet comparing the effort to keep internet service from becoming a tiered, unequal system to a government-mandated system of healthcare.
Wayne Bell, publisher of “Ted Cruz Saves America,” a new 8-page addendum to the original coloring book “Cruz to the Future.” The new release depicts Senator Cruz riding the back of a bald eagle with rifle in hand, among other coloring activities.
The supplement and book are fact based, fair and objective, about a man who millions of American citizens consider a real life true to heart super hero for children to look up to. Ted Cruz is history in the making.
Lisa Hoyos, director of Climate Parents, in a statement directed at publishers and the State Board of Education.
Parents cannot trust McGraw Hill and Pearson because these national publishers are knowingly misleading students about climate change. It is unethical to lie to kids to begin with, but to lie to them about an issue that so deeply will affect our schoolchildren’s future is simply reckless.
Erika Beltran, newly elected member of the State Board of Education, on what she sees as her responsibilities and guiding principles in her term.
Within the responsibilities of the state board, my top priority is to work to ensure there is rigorous instruction, meaning that we have high-quality standards, high-quality curriculum, books that are scientifically and historically accurate, so that our students are prepared to be successful.