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Science Curriculum Director Fired

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The Statesman is running a story on the resignation of the state science curriculum director, who got basically got pushed out for being against creationism.

The call to fire Comer came from Lizzette Reynolds, who previously worked in the U.S. Department of Education. She also served as deputy legislative director for Gov. George W. Bush. She joined the Texas Education Agency as the senior adviser on statewide initiatives in January.

Reynolds, who was out sick the day Comer forwarded the e-mail, received a copy from an unnamed source and forwarded it to Comer’s bosses less than two hours after Comer sent it.

“This is highly inappropriate,” Reynolds said in an e-mail to Comer’s supervisors. “I believe this is an offense that calls for termination or, at the very least, reassignment of responsibilities.

“This is something that the State Board, the Governor’s Office and members of the Legislature would be extremely upset to see because it assumes this is a subject that the agency supports.”

Why shouldn’t the agency support it?!

One reason might lie here, a speech by Don McLeroy (R-Bryan, TX), a creationist and chairman of the Texas State Board of Education. That’s why the TEA “shouldn’t” support people like Barbara Forrest.


Written by Homo Ĺ’conomicus

November 29, 2007 at 3:03 pm

Posted in News

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