Former science director sues Texas over intelligent design e-mail
Thursday, July 3, 2008
, former director of the science curriculum for the (TEA), is suing the Commissioner Robert Scott for wrongful dismissal. Comer alleges that she was "illegally fired for forwarding an e-mail about a lecture that was critical of the teaching of in science classes." Her suit alleges she was "terminated for contravening an unconstitutional policy" which required "employees to be neutral on the subject of – the biblical interpretation of the origin of humans."
reported, "The policy was in force even though the federal courts have ruled that teaching creationism as science in public schools is illegal under U.S. Constitution's provision preventing government establishment or endorsement of religious beliefs." Among Comer's supporters is Philosopher and speaker who was the presenter at the lecture Comer mentioned in the email.
reported, "The TEA was not available for comment late Wednesday."
- "Science curriculum director resigns from Texas Education Agency" — Wikinews, November 30, 2007
- "Comer Complaint" — , July 2008
- "Former state science director sues over intelligent design e-mail" — , July 2, 2008
- "Former TEA science director files federal lawsuit" — , July 2, 2008
- "Reaction to the Comer resignation" — , December 4, 2007