I wrote some things about it a month before it passed, predicting chaos and confusion should it pass.
And boy was I not wrong.
“Legislators had built safeguards into the law that were meant to ensure the class on the Bible's impact on history and literature of Western civilization would be taught in an ‘objective, academic manner that neither promotes nor disparages religion,’ and not ‘from a particular sectarian point of view,’ according to the law.”
“Those protections included mandated teacher training, state-approved training materials and curriculum standards deemed constitutional by the state attorney general.”
“The Texas Education Agency told school districts that it would not provide the training and materials because the Legislature did not budget the $750,000 to do so.”
Of course they didn’t. After all, what’s better saying that you pass such a law in your state legislature or actually offering the class with all of the legal headaches that it will surely bring no matter how many safeguards are built into the process?
Nope. This one is a no-brainer. Not only is this whole thing a minefield, but it seems only the blind will be inclined to pick their way through it.