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Seven Georgia School Districts Follow Recommendation of Legislature  
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Date: March 29, 2007

Contact: National Council On Bible Curriculum In Public Schools

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Seven Georgia School Districts Follow Recommendation of Legislature

and Implement NCBCPS Bible Curriculum


Greensboro, NC—March 29, 2007—Seven additional public school districts in Georgia have voted to adopt the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public School’s (NCBCPS) elective Bible curriculum, The Bible in History and Literature, since the passage of a recent state law. In 2006, the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation encouraging public schools to offer an elective course that teaches both the Old and the New Testaments in the context of history and literature, using the Bible as the primary textbook.


“We are pleased that many districts are already taking action to implement the recommendations of the legislature. State and local leaders are right to acknowledge that teaching about the Bible is an important component of any well-rounded education,” said Elizabeth Ridenour, NCBCPS President. “This curriculum meets all the applicable Constitutional guidelines and has assisted thousands of students in their pursuit of academic excellence and cultural literacy.”


NCBCPS notes its curriculum has been implemented in over 380 school districts (1,500 high schools) in 37 states, since its launch in 1994. Approxmiately 190,000 students have already taken the elective course for credit. The curriculum utilizes the Bible as its textbook, and includes a 300 page teachers’ guide. The course has never been legally challenged because it presents the Bible objectively, as part of the regular program of public school education.


The 2006 enabling legislation, authored by State Senator Tommie Williams (R), SS19, amended Georgia’s Quality Basic Education Act to make available an elective course in the history and literature of the Old Testament Era and another in the history and literature of the New Testament Era. NCBCPS’ The Bible in History and Literature fully complies with the Georgia law.


The NCBCPS curriculum has been endorsed by The Foundation for Academic Excellence, Citizens for Excellence in Education, American Family Association, The Center for Reclaiming America, Eagle Forum, Dr. D. James Kennedy, David Barton of WallBuilders, and many other organizations and legal entities. For more information about this curriculum or how to have it implemented in your school district, visit www.bibleinschools.net or call 1-877-ON BIBLE.


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