Recently, Ryan Walters, Secretary of Education for Oklahoma, USA, sparked debate by announcing that all public schools in the state must include Bible teaching as a core part of the curriculum.

Walters justifies this move by arguing that the Bible is not only crucial to understanding the foundations of Western civilization and the American legal system, but also holds significant historical and cultural value.

Critics, on the other hand, vigorously contest this decision, citing the unconstitutionality of promoting a specific religious text in public schools.

They invoke the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees religious freedom and prohibits the establishment of any religion by the government. They also point to Oklahoma state laws that prohibit religious favoritism in state-funded educational institutions.

This controversy is not unique: other states, such as Louisiana, have also recently adopted similar legislation, reflecting a national trend of attempts to include more religious content in public schools.

These initiatives have sparked legal disputes and raised concerns about the impact on education and social cohesion among students of different religious beliefs.


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