October 17, 2008
Chris Comer: Expelled for Real
Christine Comer was the Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency for nine years, until she was forced to resign for not remaining neutral on the subject of creationism.
Comer forwarded an email from NCSE, adding only "FYI", which announced a public lecture by NCSE Board member Barbara Forrest, an expert witness in the Kitzmiller v Dover trial and author of a book on the "Intelligent Design" movement. TEA employee Monica Martinez called for Comer's termination, complaining that "Ms. Comer's email implies endorsement of the speaker and implies that TEA endorses the speaker's position on a subject on which the agency must remain neutral."