Lubbock man could be the next TX education chairman - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/5/09

Lubbock man could be the next TX education chairman

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Sunday evening the San Antonio Express News reports (in an article repeated on the Houston Chronicle web site) that Bob Craig of Lubbock could become the next chairman of the Texas Board of Education. The board has been embroiled in controversy this last year concerning evolution vs. creation theory.

It's the desire to avoid controversy that might elevate Craig to the chairmanship.   The Express-News reports that Governor Perry wants to elevate Cynthia Dunbar of Richmond, Texas.   But board member Patricia Hardy of Fort Worth is now on the record saying Dunbar would be too controversial. Hardy is on the record saying she wants Bob Craig as the new chairman.

Former chairman Don McLeroy was forced out by the Texas Senate, which refused to confirm him for a second term as chairman.   Meanwhile, the Express-News quotes the Governor's office as saying no final decision has been made.

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