|Monday, August 01, 2005|
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NYT covers Texas controversy over use of material from Greensboro-based National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.
NYT: "The council calls its course a nonsectarian historical and literary survey class within constitutional guidelines requiring the separation of church and state."
It didn't look that way to me, or to Sally Greene. The close association with the American Family Association is a red flag. So is the dissing of other religions. This is not an easy subject to get right, but the NCBPS doesn't really seem to be trying very hard.
From my previous post:
UPDATE: Sally Greene provides a link to the Chancey report mentioned in the NYT article. Summary: " The problems detailed by this report -- a blatant sectarian bias, distortions of history and science, numerous factual errors, poor sourcing -- reveal a curriculum that is clearly inappropriate for the 1,000 public schools the NCBCPS claims use its materials. Indeed, such schools would do far better by considering other Bible literacy curricula for what could be an enriching part of their students' learning experience."
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