Thursday, August 04, 2005
AP: TFN denounces NCBCPS Bible curriculum for public schools
Austin, Tx (AP) Dr. Mark Chancey, professor of Biblical Studies at Southern Methodist University, below center, speaks about a report he authored for Texas Freedom Network (TFN) which examines a Bible study curriculum marketed to public schools, Monday, August 1, 2005, in Austin, Texas. Kathy Miller, President TFN, left, and Dr. Richard Bautch, a religious studies professor at St. Edward's University, right, joined Chancey in denouncing the curriculum which they believe is error-filled and sectarian. (AP Photo/ Thomas Terry)
Texas Freedom Network reports on this NCBCPS curriculum as follows:
Dr. Mark Chancey, who teaches biblical studies at Southern Methodist University, has authored an in-depth analysis of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools' The Bible in History and Literature (Ablu Publishing, 2005). Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools (NCBCPS) claims that 1,000 high schools in 36 states are using its course materials (although the organization will not identify those schools). Dr. Chancey's report shows how the curriculum advocates a narrow sectarian perspective taught with materials plagued by shoddy research, blatant errors and discredited or poorly cited sources. A complete copy of Dr. Chancey's report is available at www.tfn.org.
TFN Executive Summary.
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