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TECHNOLOGY. AND NOW TO THIS A BIBLE BOMBSHELL FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. TODAY. STATE SUPERINTENDENT RYAN WALTER SAYS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO TEACH FROM THE BIBLE. KOCO KYLIE THOMAS WAS AT THE STATE BOARD’S MEETING FOR THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY. KYLIE. THIS ONE’S ALREADY BEEN TALKING HERE. I KNOW IT’S BEEN MAKING ATTENTION, GETTING ATTENTION FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. YEAH. TODAY, STATE SUPERINTENDENT RYAN WALTERS ANNOUNCED EVERY SCHOOL IN OKLAHOMA IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A BIBLE IN THE CLASSROOM AND TEACH FROM IT. STARTING IMMEDIATELY. IN AN EMAIL SENT TO OKLAHOMA SUPERINTENDENTS. WALTER INSTRUCTED THEM TO IMMEDIATELY INCORPORATE THE BIBLE AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AS INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TO THE CURRICULUM. WALTERS ARGUED IT’S NECESSARY FOR STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE AS A HISTORICAL DOCUMENT AND ITS ROLE IN THE FOUNDATION OF OUR COUNTRY. WHILE THE LETTER STATED THIS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR GRADES FIVE AND UP TODAY, WALTERS SAID THIS WILL BE ENFORCED IN EVERY CLASSROOM WHEN THE STANDARDS ARE APPLICABLE. WE ARE GOING TO BE VERY EXPLICIT THAT THAT MEANS TEACHING STORIES FROM THE BIBLE IN GRADE LEVELS. THAT MEANS TEACHING ITS INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN HISTORY. IT WILL ALL BE IN A HISTORICAL CONTEXT. IT IS ACADEMIC MALPRACTICE NOT TO BE TEACHING THE BIBLE’S INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN HISTORY. NOW, TODAY, I ASKED A OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL, GENTNER DRUMMOND, IF THIS MOVE IS LEGAL. HE SAYS YES, HE SAYS OKLAHOMA STATE LAW ALLOWS FOR THE BIBLES TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM AND FOR TEACHERS TO USE THEM. BUT HE DID NOT COMMENT ON WHETHER IT’S LEGAL FOR TEACHERS TO REQUIRE THEM IN THE CLASSROOM.

Ryan Walters: Bible required to be taught in Oklahoma classrooms

On Thursday, State Superintendent Ryan Walters issued a memorandum that all Oklahoma schools are now required to incorporate the Bible in their curriculum.

On Thursday, State Superintendent Ryan Walters issued a memorandum that all Oklahoma schools are now required to incorporate the Bible in their curriculum. In a news release, which says a directive to school districts is “effective immediately,” schools are required to add the book as instructional support into curriculum across specified grade levels. In a copy of the directive, sent Thursday to all school superintendents, the Oklahoma State Department of Education said grades 5 through 12 will have the Bible in their curriculum. Walter’s office said the directive “is in alignment with the educational standards approved on or about May 2019, with which all districts must comply,” according to the news release.>> Download the KOCO 5 App“The Bible is an indispensable historical and cultural touchstone,” said Walters. “Without basic knowledge of it, Oklahoma students are unable to properly contextualize the foundation of our nation which is why Oklahoma educational standards provide for its instruction. This is not merely an educational directive but a crucial step in ensuring our students grasp the core values and historical context of our country.””Adherence to this mandate is compulsory. Further instructions for monitoring and reporting on this implementation for the 2024/25 school year will be forthcoming,” school superintendents were told in the directive. “Immediate and strict compliance is expected.”Top HeadlinesThursday June 27 ForecastHusband of bride killed in alleged DUI crash on wedding night to receive $1 million settlementWhy is there no audience for this week’s presidential debate?OCPD: Person killed after hit-and-run in SW OKCEdmond police searching for man accused of indecent exposure at school bus

On Thursday, State Superintendent Ryan Walters issued a memorandum that all Oklahoma schools are now required to incorporate the Bible in their curriculum.

In a news release, which says a directive to school districts is “effective immediately,” schools are required to add the book as instructional support into curriculum across specified grade levels.

In a copy of the directive, sent Thursday to all school superintendents, the Oklahoma State Department of Education said grades 5 through 12 will have the Bible in their curriculum.

Walter’s office said the directive “is in alignment with the educational standards approved on or about May 2019, with which all districts must comply,” according to the news release.

>> Download the KOCO 5 App

“The Bible is an indispensable historical and cultural touchstone,” said Walters. “Without basic knowledge of it, Oklahoma students are unable to properly contextualize the foundation of our nation which is why Oklahoma educational standards provide for its instruction. This is not merely an educational directive but a crucial step in ensuring our students grasp the core values and historical context of our country.”

“Adherence to this mandate is compulsory. Further instructions for monitoring and reporting on this implementation for the 2024/25 school year will be forthcoming,” school superintendents were told in the directive. “Immediate and strict compliance is expected.”


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