Official Leaves Post as Texas Prepares to Debate Science Education Standards – New York Times

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A Texas school administrator was forced out of her job after forwarding on some email links pertaining to the teaching of evolution. The puzzling thing about this is that the evolution curriculum is codified into Texas law (at least for the moment), which means that by disseminating this information, the administrator was literally just doing her job according to the law.

"Ms. Comer said that barely an hour after forwarding the e-mail message, she was called in and informed that Lizzette Reynolds, deputy commissioner for statewide policy and programs, had seen a copy and complained, calling it ‘an offense that calls for termination.’ Ms. Comer said she had no idea how Ms. Reynolds, a former federal education official who served as an adviser to George W. Bush when he was governor of Texas, had seen the message so quickly, and remembered thinking, ‘What is this, the thought police or what?’"

Sounds like a big set-up to me. This is taking place as Texas re-evaluates its curriculum on evolution vs. "intelligent design" quackery, a premise that has already gotten several school boards cross the country laughed out of court.

If you’re you’re okay with somebody being fired because God said so, you should have a problem with the amount of your tax dollars that are going to be spent to resolve this nonsense.