Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Alabama Legislature Offers 1st-Ever State Curriculum For Study of Bible

Two Democrat leaders in the House of Representative in Alabama have proposed a course that will allow high schools students to study Bible literacy as an elective in grades 8-12. This will be an academic exercise showing the Bible's influence on Western civilization.

The textbook has been praised by educators, and also Jewish and Christian leaders for it's depth in accuracy, research, and fairness.

Majority Leader Guin, the author of the bill, said it's imperative that children be "imparted with the scholastic knowledge of the Bible that is being lost between our generations."

Guin says that 98% of the English teachers believe Bible literacy gives the students a distinct educational advantage. Only 8% of American students in public schools say their school offers an elective on the Bible.

Linked at Conservative Cat - Floating Ping Festival
Thanks to Cao's Blog

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