11 January 2008

Texas Education Agency and Chris Comer, Part 25

From NCSE's Eugenie Scott:
Dear Friends,

You all know about Chris Comer, the director of science curriculum at the Texas Education Agency who was forced to resign after forwarding an announcement of a talk by “intelligent design” critic Barbara Forrest. The grounds for forcing her out were insubordination, because she “took a position on” the subject of evolution. Apparently, her superiors believe that the person responsible for science education in the state should somehow be “neutral” on the organizing principle of biology.

Chris is undergoing what we hope will be a temporary cash flow problem until she can find a new job. If you feel that you can help — even $5, $10, $20, or $50 would help— you can make a donation directly to Chris. You would not only be helping a good person who stood up for the integrity of science education, you would also be showing appreciation for her many years of working at the TEA to improve science education in Texas.

If you wish to contribute, you can send a donation of whatever amount to Chris’s PayPal account. Go to PayPal.com, click on the “send money” button, and put Chris’s e-mail address in the “To” box. Chris’s e-mail address is chris.comer@live.com. For those of you who would prefer to send a check, make it payable to Chris Comer and send it to Chris Comer, c/o NCSE, 420 40th Street, Suite 2, Oakland CA 94609, and we will forward it to her.

Thanks so much for reading this.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see this topic still being tracked. A science curriculum director SHOULD be promoting good science, and it isn't an "opinion" that ID is not science, it's a judicial ruling.

Ms. Comer is an inspiration to all science educators, willing to stand for what she (and virtually every scientifically literate person on the planet) believes in.