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In Texas, a Skirmish over Evolution in Schools

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In Texas, a Skirmish over Evolution in Schools

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In Texas, a Skirmish over Evolution in Schools

In Texas, a Skirmish over Evolution in Schools

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The director of the science curriculum in Texas resigned last month after circulating an email about an upcoming talk on the conflict over evolution and creationism in classrooms. Her supervisor says that forwarding the email implies agency endorsement of the speaker's position on the issue and that the agency must remain neutral.

Guest:

Christine Castillo Comer, former director of science at the Texas Education Agency