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January 6, 2008

Special privileges for Bible classes

Filed under: education, Religious Right, Separation of Church and State — texased @ 10:13 pm
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Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee the bill’s author, said that if 15 or more students express interest in the Bible as Literature course, districts must offer it.

“A lot of schools don’t know they can have the course, and this bill notifies them that the Supreme Court ruled school districts can offer it,” Chisum said. “School districts should know they can offer the course because it better prepares students for college literature and history classes.”

So why do students have this right for only one class? Why shouldn’t they be able to petition for calculus, Greek, Shakespeare, or microbiology? Surely they help better prepare students for college work as well? Why is the public school system giving special preference to a specific course?

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  1. Sorta off topic — I found a great seminar for history teachers at SMU, on February 9. $15 gets lunch and three courses, 7 hours CEU.

    I have a blog post about it, the SMU history department’s website is here:

    Home schoolers will find this most useful, I think.

    Comment by Ed Darrell — January 8, 2008 @ 11:57 am

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