Yep, nothing like being fired for criticizing religio-political shit only to get yourself fired by a board that clearly has no handle on reality.
AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 29 (AP) â€” The stateâ€™s director of science curriculum said she resigned this month under pressure from officials who said she had given the appearance of criticizing the teaching of intelligent design.
The Texas Education Agency put the director, Chris Comer, on 30 daysâ€™ paid administrative leave in late October, resulting in what Ms. Comer called a forced resignation.
The move came shortly after she forwarded an e-mail message announcing a presentation by Barbara Forrest, an author of â€œCreationismâ€™s Trojan Horse.â€ The book argues that creationist politics are behind the movement to get intelligent design theory taught in public schools. Ms. Comer sent the message to several people and a few online communities.
Ms. Comer, who held her position for nine years, said she believed evolution politics were behind her ousting. â€œNone of the other reasons they gave are, in and of themselves, firing offenses,â€ she said.
Education agency officials declined to comment Wednesday on the matter. But they explained their recommendation to fire Ms. Comer in documents obtained by The Austin American-Statesman through the Texas Public Information Act.