The E-mail That Ended a Career

Branch, Glenn
January 2008
Reports of the National Center for Science Education;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The author recounts on how the author's electronic message had caused the dismissal of Chris Comer as director of science curriculum at the Texas Education Agency (TEA). It relates on the Kitzmiller case, wherein testimony of Barbara Forrest, a professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been instrumental into the author's making of an electronic message and then pass to people including Comer. It cites that Comer, upon forwarding the message was instructed to send a disclaimer and then were forced to resign on the account of misconduct and insubordination. Moreover, the author argues that Comer's real offense was violating the TEA policy of neutrality when talking about evolution and recreation.


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