A&M Biology Profs Join Others in Evolution Push

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AUSTIN (AP) - Some biology professors from across have Texas stressed the importance of educating students about evolution.

The letter sent this week to Education Commissioner Robert Scott also says Texas Education Agency employees shouldn't be required to stay neutral on the subject.

More than 100 faculty members from Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas State, North Texas, Houston, Rice and Baylor signed the letter.

The professors sent the letter after the departure of Chris Comer, who said evolution politics were behind her forced resignation last month as Texas director of science curriculum.

Education officials, however, say Comer's resignation came after repeated acts of misconduct and insubordination.

The State Board of Education next year begins a review of the Texas science curriculum, to set standards for classroom instruction and textbook selection.