TX Gov Perry names Gail Lowe to chair State Board of Education

Gail LoweThe Associated Press reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Gail Lowe, one of the right-wing ideologues on SBOE, to serve as the Board’s chair, now that his first appointment of Don McLeroy failed confirmation in the state senate.

This comes as the SBOE heads into what will surely be a contentious process of revising state standards for social studies (for which  she nominated David Barton as an “expert” to advise the Board).

Having listened to the audio of all the 2008-2009 SBOE hearings and meetings on evolution and the science standards, it strikes me that Lowe’s consistently petty partisanship makes McLeroy look like a diplomat and statesman by comparison.

We shall soon see how she performs as chair.

One Comment

  1. Posted July 10, 2009 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I hope to heaven Lowe just buckles down and acts as chairman. She’s got the chops to lead SBOE to get its job done, if she doesn’t get bogged down trying to “get” imagined political enemies.

    We’re doing it for the kids, Gail. Don’t forget that, please.


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