Interesting brief article in the Dallas Morning News about Don McLeroy, head of the Texas State Board of Education:
Texas Senate rejects confirmation of conservative education board chief Don McLeroy
12:00 AM CDT on Friday, May 29, 2009
By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN – The Senate rejected Republican Don McLeroy’s nomination as chairman of the State Board of Education on Thursday after Democrats decried his lack of leadership and “endless culture wars” over evolution and other volatile topics.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte said that the State Board of Education has become a ‘laughingstock of the nation’ under nearly two years of Don McLeroy’s leadership.
Along strict party lines, the Senate voted 19-11 for McLeroy, but a two-thirds majority was required. One Democrat abstained from the vote.