Texas Senate approves school Bible classes amid questions

05/24/2007 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

The Texas Senate easily passed a bill Wednesday to offer high school Bible classes, but questions remained on whether the bill would make the elective a mandatory offering in schools. The bill's Senate Republican sponsor said his intent is to require schools to offer the Bible course if at least 15 students sign up for it, but a Democrat opponent said the House education committee stripped "shall" from the original legislation so schools could decide.

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