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Kentucky board of education OKs Bible literacy standards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved “Bible literacy” standards for public schools after being challenged by the ACLU to keep Church and State separate, as prescribed by the Constitution.

The Courier Journal reports that the standards approved Wednesday cover basic knowledge, historical thinking, and analyzing influences. The idea is to have students which electives to study the Bible as literature, not as devotional material.

Kentucky, the American Civil Liberties Union against the state to develop guidelines, says her review found numerous examples of constitutional violations.

Board spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez says that individual schools, not the state, are responsible for ensuring that the teachers follow the standards.

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Information: Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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