October 27th, 2013 in Local Regional News


The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press from the week of Oct. 20-26:

"What we're trying to do is take kids who are in poverty and give them an opportunity to be on grade level by the time they get to kindergarten. That would be really powerful."

-- Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith on goals of a new early childhood development center that will serve children and families from birth through preschool.

"It sounds as if we're going to be forcing a family with a teenage son to share a room with their teenage daughter and that just cannot be. So it will be helpful to me to just talk through what a family's options are so I don't feel as if I'm voting for a family to do something that no wise parent would do."

-- Chattanooga Housing Authority board member Edna Varner on the agency's new bedroom-sharing policy for families in subsidized housing.