But if just 15 students at any school request such a course, according to the new law, the district must find a way to offer an elective focusing on the Bible’s historic or literary value, said state Rep. Wayne Christian, who co-wrote the bill.
Too bad students can’t get together to request other classes. Actually, they can make the request, the district just doesn’t have to do anything about it. If 15 students ask for an AP Biology class, the district can ignore it. If they ask for a Latin class, the district can dismiss them. If they ask for a computer coding class, the district can claim they don’t have the resources. But if they ask for a Bible class (does it specify the version?) the district has to provide it. How’s that for education priorities in Texas? Maybe the students can just pray for the other classes.