The Springboro school board plans to bring courses providing what opponents call religious interpretations of the U.S. Constitution to local classrooms this summer.
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Centered in Idaho, the National Center for Constitutional Studies advocates for a religious interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. While including all our civil rights in literature and other communications, the organization calls for freedom of religion to be considered “a first and separate right.” It also favors legal interpretations based on the intentions of the original framers of the Constitution. In July, the group plans to hand out 1 million pocket-size copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
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For two years, the Dayton Daily News has covered the role of education leaders from Springboro and other communities around the Miami Valley in the growing continuing national debate about bringing religion into area classrooms and other conservative approaches to public education in Ohio. We will continue to reach out to national experts, as well as local parents, teachers, students and educators, to bring readers the developing story.
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