Things that Belong in Sunday School

Sec. 28.002. REQUIRED CURRICULUM.

Subdivision (2)(H) effective beginning with the 2009-2010 school year.

(a) Each school district that offers kindergarten through grade 12 shall offer, as a required curriculum:

(1) a foundation curriculum that includes:

(A) English language arts;
(B) mathematics;
(C) science; and
(D) social studies, consisting of Texas, United States, and world history, government, and geography; and

(2) an enrichment curriculum that includes:

(A) to the extent possible, languages other than English;
(B) health, with emphasis on the importance of proper nutrition and exercise;
(C) physical education;
(D) fine arts;
(E) economics, with emphasis on the free enterprise system and its benefits;
(F) career and technology education;
(G) technology applications; and
(H) religious literature, including the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and New Testament, and its impact on history and literature.

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8 Comments

  1. aimeewrites said,

    April 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Gah! Where’s the Qur’an? And the teachings of Buddha? And the classical gods and goddesses? And the belief systems of native peoples? And the sacred texts of Hinduism? And, and, and?

    I’m assuming there’s a lawsuit in the works…

  2. April 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Exactly – I don’t disagree with teaching the concept of religion in a historical and cultural context, but such lessons should include all of the world’s major religions.

    Native peoples are irrelevant – they’ve been assimilated anyway. They might consider teaching about Buddhism, if a) it weren’t the religion of illicit extramarital sex with porn stars and b) they weren’t busy planning the next Crusade.

    Here in Texas we don’t want our babies to grow up to be “Secret Muslins,” like that guy in the white house, so we’ve decided that Christianity is the only important one to teach. Keep in mind that it’s really not unconstitutionally giving one religion preferential treatment over others when it’s done for the moral protection of our youth.

  3. Salihah said,

    April 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!!!!!

  4. kari said,

    May 17, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Well, it wtf is one of your labels , I could see why you wouldn’t want religion in the classroom. Gheesh.
    And please don’t tell me how, yes you are religious, and believe in God, etc, etc, but like to use the f word too.
    I tried to give this blog another chance, but WOW. You are a very unhappy person. Hope you find some peace and happiness someday. Don’t bother responding. I WON”T be back.

  5. Bonnie said,

    May 18, 2010 at 12:52 am

    If you swear you are unhappy? Fuck…I thought I was happy, all this fucking time! Now what? And RL…I was SURE you were happy, too! I’ve known you for years, and all that smiling and laughing and getting love all over your kids…you weren’t happy? And I could have known if I’d just known about swearing as a symptom of abject misery? Fuck…maybe I could have done something! But, no…because, turns out, I’m unhappy, too….

    I would have SWORN I was happy….

    • May 18, 2010 at 8:48 am

      Sorry for the letdown, B. We need to get together soon and commiserate about how utterly miserable we are, though. I’ll bring cake!

      As I understand it now, true happiness can only be found by trolling on other people’s blogs, so we’d better hop to it!


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