In a move that could only happen in the heartland, conservative lawmakers in Nebraska have decided to mix business with pleasure—or rather, education with religion.
On Monday, they introduced several bills aimed at making public school curriculum feel more like Sunday School. Because who doesn’t love getting quizzed on their multiplication tables and Bible verses simultaneously?
The bundle of joy (or bills) presented to the state Legislature’s Education Committee includes one gem that would give parents control over their local school’s library books and curriculum. So now you can finally banish “To Kill a Mockingbird” from your child’s reading list because it never really lived up to its title anyway.
Another bill proposes a novel idea: allowing public school students to receive credit for attending religious classes outside of school hours. I mean, algebra is important but so is learning how many animals Noah crammed into his ark.
Nebraska GOP lawmakers propose bills intertwining religion with public education