Howell, MI

AU learned that the Howell Public Schools Board of Education was considering adopting a Bible curriculum designed by the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools — a private religious organization created to spread the Christian faith. AU wrote a letter to the Board, informing officials that the National Council on Bible Curriculum is run by leaders of the Religious Right, including those who advocate an extreme vision of theocratic government based on a literal reading of the Bible. The letter also explained that the proposed Bible-class curriculum has already been held unconstitutional for use in public schools, and urged the Board to reject it in full. The Board agreed, deciding at its next meeting not to approve the curriculum.