Bill would allow students to get credit for religious education; ACLU opposes

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 12/16/2013

After hearing testimony from an ACLU of Ohio official that House Bill 171 is “misguided,” lawmakers moved to push the bill forward.

The proposed legislation, jointly sponsored by Reps. Jeffrey McClain, R-Upper Sandusky, and Bill Patmon, D-Cleveland, would allow public school students to receive graduation credit for courses in religious instruction conducted off school property during regular school hours.

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