ERIC Number: ED540463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1923
Reference Count: 0
The Bible in the Public Schools: Legal Status and Current Practice. Bulletin, 1923, No. 15
Hood, William R.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The material presented in this bulletin has been brought together for publication in response to a very considerable demand for information relative to the use of the Bible in public schools. This demand has been evidenced in recent years by many letters addressed to the Bureau of Education and designed to ascertain what laws the several States have on the subject and what the practice is with respect to Bible reading in the schools of the country. The following contents are included: (1) Introduction; (2) State laws relating to Bible reading in the public schools; (3) Laws requiring Bible reading; (4) Laws specifically permitting Bible reading in the schools; (5) States in which Bible reading in the schools is permitted under general terms of the law or by reason of its silence on the subject; (6) Court decisions favorable to Bible reading in the schools; (7) Court decisions adverse to Bible reading in the public schools; and (8) Other States in which the stated reading of the Bible in the public schools is not permitted or practiced. (Contains 1 table, 1 illustration, and 12 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Public Schools, Biblical Literature, Laws, Religious Factors, Religion, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, School Prayer, State Government, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Court Litigation
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)