South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) has signed into a law a bill that allows students to receive credit for bible school. As The State reports,
While other students learn how to conjugate French verbs or navigate a musical scale, nearly 6,500 S.C. students a year leave campus and learn about the Bible and its Ten Commandments.
Now South Carolina has became the second state to allow schools to give students academic credit for that instruction.
The South Carolina Released Time Credit Act, signed into law June 2 by Gov. Mark Sanford, permits schools to give students an elective credit for participating in the religion class.
I'm sure similar credit will be available for study of the Koran.
The State's story doesn't quote a single opponent of the measure, which seems like a strange focus for an educational system that seems to have other problems, like these revealed in a documentary last year:
Throughout the hour-long program, viewers will see the result of that struggle: schools without an adequate fire alarm system; schools where raw sewage seeps into hallways following rainstorms; schools where students are forced to wear their winter coats to stay warm in frigid classrooms.
Lord knows they need more than bible study credit to take care of these problems.