The Cape Henlopen School District may have an alternative to the religious rights portrayal that the shootings in schools are a result of not allowing GOD in the classroom.
They will hold a vote tonight on a proposal to offer a high school class examining the Bible’s role in society and history, pushing the limits of religion in school.
Supporters say it would not be a religious Bible study class discussiong matters of faith, but would focus instead on the text’s influence on history and society. Students would read the Bible and an accompaninging textbook.
More than 580 schools in 43 states use the curriculum, according to the groups, Bible Literacy Project, website.
The BLP is a consortium of educators and religious leaders created in the 1990’s to find a consensus on how to teach a Bible class in a way that doesn’t upset the balance beteen religion and the state. Good luck with that in Sussex County.
And I’d hate to be the teacher because no matter how good they are a group is going to find fault because the Bible is being used instead of the many other texts that have influenced history.