The Week in Quotes (Sept. 4 – 10)

by TFN

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

State Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, on the Mexican-American studies textbook up for consideration by the Texas State Board of Education.

We wouldn’t print a math textbook with incorrect formulas, so why should we approve a Mexican-American studies book with historical errors?

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Texas State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez, on the proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that is up for consideration by the board.

This textbook is a complete disaster and should not even be considered a textbook but rather a political manifesto aimed at distorting the perceptions of our most valuable resources — our children.

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Cynthia Dunbar, defending her company’s textbook by saying that Mexican-American studies scholars should fix the problems she created when she hired unqualified individuals to serve as the textbook’s authors.

It would seem like the logical thing would be to call and talk to people calmly and work together instead of doing this horrible hit piece, character assassination.

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The editorial board of the McAllen Monitor, calling for the rejection of the proposed Mexican-American studies textbook.

Texas has generally been able to steer clear of the ethnic conflicts that have plagued nearby Arizona. The adoption of this textbook would represent a giant step in the direction of Arizona.

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