Those are the words of a compassionate, concerned senator in Alabama who is defending a school's decision to continue to invite a persona called "Bible Man" into their public schools to teach the students about the Bible and Jesus.
This ties into the post below about children bullying other students over religion. It's not a newsflash that religion does not belong in public schools, and it especially should not be invited or promoted by anyone paid by the local or state governments to educate or assist with the education of public school students. Yet it is violated practically every day in schools, especially in the Bible Belt.
There is no way to justify that remark. Every child is entitled to FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) in an environment that is not hostile to differences. Religious instruction should take place at home, or at the religious institution of the parents' choice. To allow religion to be brought into schools is tantamount to promoting or establishing an official religion, and it's wrong. To allow, or to ignore, students bullying another student because he's not involved with the "right" religion is wrong.
I think the senator is suggesting homeschooling to the wrong parents.Answer Question
Answer by kmath at 11:01 PM on Dec. 10, 2012
Art. 3. Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
And this seems to indicate that religion does belong in schools, at least to some degree. But then, since this was written in 1787 or so, I can see how it might be considered outdated in todays culture.
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