Thursday, April 02, 2009

Chris Comer Loses Lawsuit

Chris Comer, the former Texas Education Agency director has lost her reinstatement suit. According to the Austin American-Statesman's Molly Bloom:
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that was filed by a former Texas Education Agency science director who alleged that the agency's neutral position on the teaching of creationism was unconstitutional.

Chris Comer, who was the agency's head of science curriculum for nine years, resigned in November 2007 after her supervisors threatened to fire her for forwarding an e-mail about a speaker who was critical of teaching creationism and intelligent design, an idea that the origins of life are best explained as the intentional result of a creator.

The judge ruled that those matters were best left to the State Board of Education and not the Texas Education Agency.

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