Georgia districts add Bible curriculum

April 30, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Seven Georgia public school districts have voted to adopt the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public School’s elective Bible curriculum, “The Bible in History and Literature,” since the passage of a recent state law.

Last year, the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation encouraging public schools to offer an elective course that teaches both the Old and the New Testaments in the context of history and literature, using the Bible as the primary textbook.

“We are pleased that many districts are already taking action to implement the recommendations of the legislature. State and local leaders are right to acknowledge that teaching about the Bible is an important component of any well-rounded education,” said Elizabeth Ridenour, the council’s president.

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