The Week in Quotes (Jan. 29 – Feb. 4)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

TFN President Kathy Miller, on the Texas State Board of Education streamlining science standards for the state’s public schools.

For the sake of our kids, they should respect the knowledge and expertise of those professionals.


Dan Quinn, TFN communications director, on the Texas State Board of Education taking up a recommendation to remove four problematic curriculum standards designed to challenge the science of evolution.

We’ll be watching to see whether the board ignores the recommendations of the very people they appointed to these committees and adds them back, or whether this time they listen to the recommendations of teachers and scholars.


Texas state Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, on a resolution he filed condemning Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.

It sends absolutely the wrong signal to the rest of the world about who we are as Americans. This sends a signal that Muslims are not welcome in the American family, and that’s just wrong.


TFN President Kathy Miller, on the Texas State Board of Education voting to reject a recommendation from scholars and teachers to remove junk science from state curriculum standards.

Teachers are practically begging the board to stop forcing them to waste classroom time on junk science standards that are based mostly on the personal agendas of board members themselves, not sound science. But these politicians just can’t seem to stop themselves from making teachers’ jobs harder.


Donald Trump, on the 1954 law that regulates what tax-exempt organizations such as churches can do in the political arena.

I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.


BONUS: May we never forget the Bowling Green Massacre and the no one who died in it.