Bible Study Pushed for Schools Religion Wrapped in Political Tug-of-War
Jones, Walter C., The Florida Times Union
ATLANTA -- After 125 pages, Gov. Roy Barnes' A-Plus Education Reform Act of 2000 is still missing one critical element for improving Georgia schools, if you ask Judy Craft: It's lacking a biblical perspective.
Craft wants to remedy what she considers the governor's oversight by lobbying for one of two bills introduced in the General Assembly that would approve the use of state funds for the teaching of a history and literature course based on the Bible. While others are debating making schools accountable to parents and the state, she'll spend the coming weeks of the 2000 session telling lawmakers about accountability to a higher authority.
Working just as hard will be Walter Bell, who'll try to convince legislators that taxpayer money …
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Publication information: Article title: Bible Study Pushed for Schools Religion Wrapped in Political Tug-of-War. Contributors: Jones, Walter C. - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: January 23, 2000. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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