A Bible Curriculum for the Public School

In the early 1960’s, a great movement swept through America to take the Bible out of public schools. But, as president of the National Council for Bible Curriculum in Public Schools has stated, It’s Coming Back! A recent complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union attempted to stop the Bible curriculum developed by the National Council for Bible Curriculum in Public Schools from being used in the state of Louisiana. However, the Louisiana State Board of Education has ruled that the Bible curriculum may be chosen by each school district upon its own discretion – no mandate will keep it out of schools.

Louisiana will join over thirty states who have now adopted the Bible Curriculum in over 140 school districts. Among the national supporters of the are Dr. Robert George of Princeton University and Gerard Bradely of Notre Dame Law School.

In describing the curriculum’s content and purpose, Elizabeth Ridenour, president of the National Council for Bible Curriculum in Public Schools states: "The curriculum for the program shows a concern to convey the content of the Bible as compared to literature and history. The program is concerned with education rather than indoctrination of students. The central approach of the class is altogether appropriate in a comprehensive program of secular education." To obtain more information about the National Council for Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, go to http://www.bibleinschools.org/.

("Use of 'Bible as Elective' Curriculum Expanding Across U.S.," Crosswalk.com News Channel, August 1, 2001; National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools Website)

 

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