Remember the Nampa Classical Academy in Idaho? The charter school that planned to use the Bible as the primary source for teaching material, and had conservative Christians serving in advisory capacities? The school that was a lawsuit waiting to happen?
The Idaho Public Charter School Commission has told the school not to use the Bible.
The Nampa Classical Academy says it had planned to use the Bible and other religious texts as a primary source for instruction but not to teach religion.
But the Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the commission released a memo Friday saying the state Constitution “expressly” limits use of religious texts.
School board Chairman Kyle Borger says the school will follow the commission’s directive.
That’s a good first step, but Idaho residents should still keep a close eye on the brand new school. Even if the Bible isn’t being used as history text, there’s still reason to believe these kids are being denied a proper education.
There’s no sex ed, they teach an America-is-the-best! version of history, and they still are teaching “multiple creation myths” — something that hasn’t been fully explained.
(Thanks to Brielle for the link!)