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'Sectarian' curriculum must go, says N. Mex. official
A public-funded home school in New Mexico is being forced to drop its curriculum because the education secretary says it is filled with "sectarian doctrine."
Family School is located in the Bloomfield, New Mexico, school district on the campus of Naabi Ani Elementary. Kathy Harper, a teacher at the school, says Family School was designed by the district to bridge the gap between home-school families and public schools. The school is publicly funded and parents are required to help in the classroom at least one day per week.
Harper says the school has been embraced by the community. But now New Mexico's education secretary, Dr. Veronica Garcia, says the school must drop its curriculum after it was discovered that Family School uses the Christian home school curriculum of A Beka Book....
As far as one of the main players is concerned, from the article, "A Beka Book, based in Pensacola, Florida, has stated that the issue is a local one and must be resolved by local school officials. They declined to comment further." You have to remember, John, probably as a Catholic, she is anti-Christian, Should Roman Catholicism really be classified as a Christian religion? -- No. I'm sure this school would have no problems if it was pushing a Catholic or a Muhammadan agenda.