Quote of the Week: "It was my hope that I would be able use my two decades of classroom experience..."

"It was my hope that I would be able use my two decades of classroom experience on the education committee to directly influence reforms that empower students to succeed."

—State Rep. Gloria Johnson, a Knoxville Democrat, in a statement she issued after receiving her committee assignments from Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell. Johnson, who is against school vouchers, was assigned to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Health Committee.