A Mandate Hobby Lobby Can Get Behind: 4-Year Bible Curriculum in Public Schools
From a speech by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green:
“We’re working on 4 year public school bible curriculum. The first year will be a summary of all three of those section. It’s history, it’s impact and it’s story. Then the next 3 years is going in depth in each of those — a year for the history, a year for the impact and a year for the story — in some order… The nation is in danger because of its ignorance of what God has taught… . If we don’t know it, our future is going to be very scary … We were looking - uh- we — we were talking - - discussed a college curriculum but it’s no — we really want to get — be into the - um - high school level because we want to reach as many as possible. Someday, I would argue, it should be mandated. Here’s a book that’s impacted our world, unlike any other, and you’re not gonna teach it? There’s — there’s something wrong with that”.
The section above begins at about 4:30 in the video.
All “curriculum” must meet state and national standards before it is approved. Oftentimes this is determined by the Texas State Board of Education merely because they have the most schools of any state and public education publishers pander to the highest bidder - Texas. In this case, however, Hobby Lobby is starting just a tad north - in Mustang, Oklahoma. The Mustang School District, headed by Superintendent Sean McDaniel, have decided to go ahead and give the thumbs up to the Bible Curriculum.
You see, it meets the standard. It is not a mandatory class (yet) - and it is opt-in, not opt-out (for now)….except it hasn’t even been written (yet)!
How is it possible that a school board can accept a curriculum that doesn’t exist, on a clearly biased religious subject that may or may not violate the establishment clause, in a system that is paid for with our tax dollars? Technically, they can’t. So why have they?
What could possibly go wrong?