Chris Castillo Comer

Dec. 07, 2007

Education and Evolution in Texas

Christine Castillo Comer, a former education official responsible for the science curriculum in the state of Texas, says she was forced to resign for informing colleagues of a talk on the conflict over the teaching of evolution. Ira talks her with about t

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