Public School Bible Ed

Bible class laws do much less than you hope or fear

"This is almost certainly not as big a deal as supporters and critics alike suppose. The bill would do much less than either side hopes or fears. We know this because West Virginia isn't the first state to consider or pass legislation like this in recent years." - The Week

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An old debate over religion in school is opening up again

"A major catalyst for division was the decision of the Cincinnati School Board in 1869 to end Scripture reading in classrooms. Having long objected to Bible study in the city’s schools, Catholics had established their own system of parochial schools." - The Conversation

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A conservative Christian group is pushing Bible classes in public schools nationwide — and it’s working

"Scenes of Bible classes in public school could become increasingly common across the United States if other states follow Kentucky’s lead in passing legislation that encourages high schools to teach the Bible... [Project Blitz] persuaded at least 10 state legislatures to introduce versions of it this year." - Washington Post

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Arkansas House OKs bill requiring schools offer Bible course

"The bill approved by the House on Tuesday ... would require a public school to offer the academic study of the Bible if at least 15 students request one. The course would be taught in what the legislation calls a 'nondevotional manner with no attempt made to indoctrinate students.'" - Fox News

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Bringing the Bible Back: Could Growing Public School Movement Backfire?

"A movement to start Bible classes in public schools is gaining ground. Seven states already recognize these classes and six more could soon follow....the same schools teaching their kids about sexuality and science would now teach them the Bible." - CBN

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