Friday, May 01, 2009

Letter to the Texas SBOE

Here is the letter I just sent to the Texas State Board of Education:

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to know if there is a mechanism by which a sitting chairman of the Texas State Board of Education can be removed. The current chairman, Donald McLeroy, has shown himself to be manifestly unqualified for the position he holds and needs to be removed. It is one thing to hold a controversial position when information about a topic is sparse. It is quite another to hold that same position in the face of massive amounts of evidence to the contrary. When experts on a given topic all say the same thing, responding "I don't believe the experts" is not reasonable. It is an untenable position for someone in his post. If there is a mechanism for removal, please use it before more harm is done. Thank you for your time.


James Kidder, Ph.D.
Biological Anthropology
Knoxville, Tennessee

I bet I don't get a response.

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