State science curriculum director resigns
Move comes months before comprehensive curriculum review.
By Laura Heinauer
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The state’s director of science curriculum has resigned after being accused of creating the appearance of bias against teaching intelligent design.
Chris Comer, who has been the Texas Education Agency’s director of science curriculum for more than nine years, offered her resignation this month.
In documents obtained Wednesday through the Texas Public Information Act, agency officials said they recommended firing Comer for repeated acts of misconduct and insubordination. But Comer said she thinks political concerns about the teaching of creationism in schools were behind what she describes as a forced resignation. ...
Pharingula has good commentary on this nonsense HERE.
I should follow up as this is quite interesting. Pharyngula has a copy of the actual email that got the state science curriculum director fired. It references the Center for Inquiry. Maybe we could get our Austin, Texas friends to comment on this nonsense?
Have they all gone and lost their minds? Surely not all the parents are allowing or wanting this fake science (I.D.) in their children’s classrooms down there are they? If so, they better tell their children that the T-Rex ate their great (X30) parents for dinner. This is insane.
I doubt seriously that it’s illegal in any school system, however, many school boards direct the teaching staff to stick with evolution. Certainly in religious schools in the U.S. I would guess they teach mainly I.D. The same probably goes for in some of the smaller school districts in strongly religious communities where no one challenges the I.D. instruction.