The Denton Record-Chronicle reports:
The curriculum that the Pilot Point school district recently chose for its Bible class has been under fire by several groups, including academic scholars.
Pilot Point is getting its curriculum from the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, or NCBCPS, an organization out of North Carolina that declares on its Web site “that the central approach of the class is simply to study the Bible as a foundation document of society.”
And I love how they’re justifying it:
Tammy Morgan, director of instructional services in Pilot Point, defends the district’s curriculum choice.
“We have several curriculum choices, and that’s the one we happen to like the most,” said Morgan.
That will work great in front of a federal judge, where the “we liked it, we really liked it” criteria will certainly be applied. Whether they like it is irrelevant to whether it’s constitutional and that curriculum clearly is not.
And here we get into classic he said/she said “objective” journalism:
He found numerous problems with the curriculum, including that it pushed a narrow sectarian perspective and that is riddled with “shoddy” research and errors, and uses discredited or poorly cited sources.
The Texas Freedom Network lists numerous religious scholars who support Chancey’s report.
Why is the second paragraph listed as though it was an answer to the first? Why not dig deeper than that and look at some of the examples that Chancey lists from the curriculum? This is just lazy journalism. Regardless, if a plaintiff can be found this case should head to court as well. We need to start filing these suits all over the country and get this ridiculous curriculum out of America’s public schools.