BJC, Other Advocates Celebrate Public School Week 2019

BJC, Other Advocates Celebrate Public School Week 2019

Written by Don Byrd Last week, public school educators, administrators, and advocates celebrated Public Schools Week 2019, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and importance to our country of public schools, which educate 90% of America’s children. The...
South Dakota Governor Signs “In God We Trust” Bill into Law

South Dakota Governor Signs “In God We Trust” Bill into Law

Written by Don Byrd Last week, South Dakota became the latest state to enact legislation requiring public schools to post prominently the motto “In God We Trust” on school grounds. The law also mandates that if the signs spark litigation, the state will...
Alabama Legislature Joins States Considering Bible Courses

Alabama Legislature Joins States Considering Bible Courses

Written by Don Byrd An Alabama Senator has proposed legislation that purports to authorize school districts to offer elective courses in the Bible to students in grades 6 – 12. Specifically, Senate Bill 14, proposed by Senator Tim Melton, would  create courses...