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Selman v. Cobb County: The Textbook Disclaimer Case

Summary of the case

In March 2002, the Cobb County School District in Georgia voted to insert the label below on the inside front cover of biology and other science textbooks.

Texas Education Official Forced to Resign Over Evolution

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
Title: 
Texas Education Official Forced to Resign Over Evolution
Author(s): 
Glenn Branch
NCSE Deputy Director
Year: 
2008
Date: 
January–February

Chris Comer, the director of science curriculum for the Texas Education Agency, was forced to resign after forwarding a short e-mail message announcing a presentation in Austin by Barbara Forrest.

Dayton, Tennessee

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
Title: 
People & Places: Dayton, Tennessee
Author(s): 
Randy Moore
Year: 
2009

Every July, throngs of tourists descend on tiny Dayton,Tennessee, to celebrate the Scopes Trial Play and Festival. This festival, which is sponsored by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, includes a re-enactment of John Scopes's famous trial in 1925 for allegedly teaching evolution in the local public school. Although Scopes's trial accomplished nothing from a legal perspective (his conviction was set aside two years later by the Tennessee Supreme Court), it nevertheless remains the most famous event in the history of the evolution-creationism controversy.

Comer v. Scott and Texas Education Agency

All the legal documentation available to us for the case of Christina Castillo Comer v. Robert Scott, in his official capacity as commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Education Agency is provided at the bottom of this page. It is arranged in chronological order.

The ruling dismissing the case can be downloaded here.

Audio of the oral argument from the appeal can be downloaded here (WMA file)

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