However, it won't get the respect as a religious work in a public school, anymore than it does in Catholic Bible Studies. If you read that article you will see how it will get treated by Catholic teachers in the public school system, probably even less respect than it would get from some atheist public school teachers.
There are various reasons besides my usual arguments about separation of Church and State, but, yes, if the AV is recognized as the religious work it is, e.g., Secrets of the Dead: Battle for the Bible as this show on PBS --mostly-- had done I really don't see how the AV could properly be presented in a public school. Just look over the summary of the show, the Romish Church would not want that type of presentation in public high school.
It's quite the same as the KJV is the very God breathed word of God. Hebrews 4:13-and 2 Timothy 3:16 point to the validity, origin of the universe, and purpose. I agree with you sir it does have historical significance which is Cannanical.
An interesting article, a quote from the same, "...to deny America's sons and daughters the benefits of an education that includes a study of the Bible. Although we are both Christians, the list is long of ardent atheists who appreciate the Bible's educational heft while rejecting its spiritual claims. It is possible to have education without indoctrination. On this point, believers and nonbelievers should be able to "see eye to eye." (More Bible goodness.)" King James Only fans should somewhat like this article, because I agree with, Part II: The Reign of the King James (The Era of Elegance). The KJV has important historical significance. Unfortunately, for this policy to be legal, the KJV would have to be treated as a history book, as the excerpt that I took from the article has indicated.
Having anti-Christians looking at the KJV as just a historical book, would be just as bad as Catholic Bible Studies.