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Global launch to teach the Bible academically in every English-speaking school with partners in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and the Philippines

A new independent study commissioned by Essentials in Education (EIE) revealed:

  • 45% of participants believe it is not legal to teach the content of the Bible academically in public schools, when in fact it is legal.
  • 80% of participants believe it’s beneficial for their child’s comprehension of art, literature and music to have an education that includes teaching about the characters and narratives in the Bible.

Essentials in Education (EIE), a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide quality educational materials that are standards-based, instructionally sound, and encourage high character will be announcing a special global campaign to teach the Bible academically in every English-speaking school at a press-conference being held on:

Tuesday, October 24th @ 9:30 AM ET

National Press Club, First Amendment Room

529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

Panelists include:

  • Chuck Stetson, CEO of Essentials in Education (EIE)
  • Cindy Marks, former President of the California School Board Association and currently serves on the Modesto, California School Board.
  • Deborah Hicks, Vice President of Marketing for Essentials in Education.

Essentials in Education has been the leader in the U.S. in teaching the Bible academically in public schools. It has the only First Amendment safe textbook on this important topic.

FACTS ABOUT TEACHING THE BIBLE ACADEMICALLY IN SCHOOLS

  • It is legal to teach the Bible academically in Public Schools, and the U.S. Supreme Court allows it.
  • Since 2006, nine U.S. State Legislatures have adopted laws endorsing the teaching of the Bible academically including Georgia (2006), Texas (2007), South Carolina (2007), Tennessee (2008), Oklahoma (2010), South Dakota (2012), Arizona (2013), Arkansas (2013), and Kentucky (2017).
  • To date, 640 schools in 44 states have provided academic Biblical instruction to 140,000 students.
  • There are over 1,200 references to the Bible in the works of Shakespeare. Many classical and contemporary authors use images based on Bible content to develop their stories.

For additional information or if you’d like to attend the press-conference on October 24, 2017, please contact: Sharon Farnell at [email protected] One-on-one interviews will be available before and after the press-conference.

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