Friday, November 30, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Texas official resigns, cites creationism conflict - "AUSTIN (AP) — The state's director of science curriculum said she resigned this month under pressure from officials who felt she gave the appearance of criticizing the instruction of intelligent design.

The Texas Education Agency put Chris Comer on 30 days paid administrative leave in late October, resulting in what she described as a forced resignation.

The move came shortly after Comer forwarded an e-mail announcing a presentation being given by the author of Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse. In the book, author Barbara Forrest says creationist politics are behind the movement to get intelligent design theory taught in public schools. Comer sent the e-mail to several individuals and a few online communities."

1 comment:

Brent McKee said...

As far as I'm concerned it is the obligation of anyone charged with setting science curriculum to not only appear to criticize the instruction of "intelligent design" but actually damn well do it. This sort of thing is turning many American schools into Christian Madrassahs.

And Americans wonder why people in the rest of the world sadly shake their heads when discussing American education.