August 11th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Aug. 4-9.

"It seems like the community in general has lost some respect for teachers and educators. They assume that things they should do at home are our job and our responsibility."

-- Retired schoolteacher Annie Darden, on changes she has seen in education over the years

"We're the last line of defense between President Obama and his radical vision for America. If we do not take a stand, then who will?"

-- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, kicking off his bid to retain his 4th Congressional District seat

"I think you're running circles around Silicon Valley in the level of collaboration I see here in Chattanooga."

-- Bill Wallace, CEO at U.S. Ignite, a nonprofit kickstarted by a White House initiative that focuses on ultra-high speed broadband applications, saying Chattanooga is well positioned to grow from its gig capability

"We are testing our kids to death."

-- Whitwell Middle School teacher Vicki Wells, on the proliferation of tests given in public schools

"A disagreement is not hatred."

-- Juliet Jackson, who carried signs urging people to "speak up for traditional marriage" at the Collegedale meeting where commissioners voted 4-1 to approve health benefits for married same-sex couples