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Part I: The frameworks
The civic and constitutional frameworks
The educational framework
Part II: The curriculum
Civics and economics
Literature and the arts
The Bible and world religions
The authors chart a middle course in our war over religion and public education, one that builds on a developing national consensus among educational and religious leaders. While it is not proper for schools to practice religion or proselytize, neither is it permissible to make them ''religion-free'' zones. Schools do not take religion seriously, as the authors' review of textbooks and the new national content standards makes clear. In Part One, they outline the civic, constitutional, and educat.