Courts have ruled that academic study of the Bible is already
legal in every American school district. However, state governments
may choose to adopt textbooks or legislation regarding Bible courses
in order to fund course materials or promote use of these courses.
Because public school courses on the Bible typically address the
subjects of English literature, humanities, and social studies,
there is not always an obvious place for our textbook to be
considered in the textbook adoption process. Legislation should
provide state funding to assist local school districts that choose
to offer academic courses on the Bible, and ensure that these
courses can be credited toward graduation. We favor legislation that
does not prohibit the continuation of existing and legally sound
public school Bible courses, and which provides a level playing
field for all publishers by allowing local districts to choose the
curriculum they prefer.
The Bible Literacy Project is a non-partisan movement. We seek
broad-based support for our efforts to facilitate academic study of
the Bible in public schools.