State to define Bible class

| 31/01/2010

(UPI) — Tennessee high schools will be getting guidelines from the state next fall on teaching the Bible as part of a secular curriculum. The state Board of Education has approved the guidelines implementing a 2008 state law calling for "non-sectarian, non-religious academic study of the Bible," The (Nashville) Tennessean reported. The guidelines include a requirement that literature from other religions be available for students. Bible courses cannot be compulsory. Brenda Ables, a social studies specialist with the state, said schools are not required to offer a Bible class.

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