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TEA files motion to dismiss Chris Comer lawsuit

Posted in Evolution with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2008 by airtightnoodle

Thanks to Stacy over at Colloquy for linking to this tidbit from The Texas Observer.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has, of course, filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Chris Comer, former science director, who was forced out of her job after sending an email regarding a talk being given by Barbara Forrest.

Forrest Wilder raises a good point in saying:

Still, the teaching of evolution is the official policy of the state. If TEA staffers generally, and the science curriculum director in particular, are tasked with administering the state’s policy on science, how can they reasonably be expected to remain “neutral” on evolution? What does that even mean?

Chris Comer files lawsuit against Texas Education Agency

Posted in Education, Evolution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2008 by airtightnoodle

Chris ComerLast year, Chris Comer, who had been director of the TEA for about 10 years, was fired after forwarding an email someone had sent her about a lecture being given by Barbara Forrest that was critical of teaching intelligent design.

Now she’s filing a lawsuit against TEA.  According to the Dallas Morning News:

Her lawsuit seeks a court order overturning the TEA’s neutrality policy on teaching of creationism and declaring that her dismissal was unconstitutional. The suit also seeks her reinstatement to her old job.

Maybe this is one of those cases such a neutral film like Crossroads Expelled should have included.  It’s all about fairness, and teaching both sides, after all.

It should be interesting to see what happens.

You can also read Comer’s lawsuit here.