Public schools in Georgia could be teaching the Bible next year, as literature.
A list of classes approved by the Georgia Board of Education includes two on the Bible: Literature and History of the Old Testament Era, and Literature and History of the New Testament Era.
The classes won't be required. Individual Georgia school systems can decide for themselves whether to offer them.
Sponsors say the bill approved overwhelmingly in the state Legislature is tailored to make it clear the courses won't stray into religious teaching. But some critics say it moves public schools onto dangerous turf. They say some teachers might seek to include their own beliefs or be pushed by students into conversations that include religious proselytizing.
After a 30-day public comment period, the state board is expected to give its final approval.
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