Texas Science director fired for pro-evolution views?

The New York Times has the story that a state official in Texas was fired for reasons, according to the fired official, that had to do with her perceived support of the theory of evolution. While the state disagrees that the reason had to do with her views, the official does not believe there is any other valid explanation.

“The state’s director of science curriculum said she resigned this month under pressure from officials who said she had given the appearance of criticizing the teaching of intelligent design.

The Texas Education Agency put the director, Chris Comer, on 30 days’ paid administrative leave in late October, resulting in what Ms. Comer called a forced resignation.

The move came shortly after she forwarded an e-mail message announcing a presentation by Barbara Forrest, an author of ‘Creationism’s Trojan Horse.’ The book argues that creationist politics are behind the movement to get intelligent design theory taught in public schools. Ms. Comer sent the message to several people and a few online communities.”

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Author: Nicholas Knisely

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