Everything changes in a Texas minute. The same week in July that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) sabotaged Ethnic Studies textbooks-saying they would be too expensive, Governor Rick Perry pledged $144 million to send the National Guard to the Texas border.
A spate of recent news stories with attention-grabbing headlines like "Home Computers Hurt Students' Test Scores" may have readers reaching the conclusion that a home computer is about as useful an educational aid as a PlayStation.
So what did Chris Comer, Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency, do to get fired? The TEA claims she violated their "neutrality" policy by taking a position in favor of teaching evolution over creationism.