'Bible As Literature and History' Course Dropped from High School Curriculum

January 11, 2005

Source: Beliefnet


On January 11, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "a rural school district will not offer a religious group's Bible class as an elective high school course, ending a yearlong debate. The school board in Frankenmuth, about 75 miles north of Detroit, decided with one dissenting vote Monday to not offer the 'Bible As Literature and History' class at Frankenmuth High School, following the recommendation of school Superintendent Michael Murphy. The proposed class would have been based on materials from the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools of Greensboro, N.C. Murphy said the class was not academically rigorous enough and said current classes in English, art and history, already include studies on how the Bible affects American society."