Thursday, December 20, 2007

Barbara Forrest Responds to the Firing of Chris Comer

Barbara Forrest gave a talk on "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse" in Austin, Texas. Chris Comer of the Texas Education Agency sent a message out advertising this talk. For this, she was fired. Here is Barbara Forrest's response to the controversy. Regarding the rationale for firing Ms. Comer, Dr. Forrest writes:

But why would the TEA be concerned about being biased in favor of teaching children the truth about science? The TEA's proper role is to ensure the quality and integrity of what is taught in Texas science classes. My Austin presentation was most certainly not a threat to that role, but in fact highly supportive of it. I presented the truth about ID as established by years of scholarly research. Has the process of administering the public education system in Texas become so politicized that even the truth is a threat to people's jobs? One can only conclude that it has.

Hat tip to the NCSE.

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