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Published in Print: April 23, 2003, as Religion in Schools

Religion in Schools

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The following exchange is from a transcript released by the Education Department of an interview Secretary of Education Rod Paige gave to the Baptist Press.

The following exchange is from a transcript released by the Education Department of an interview Secretary of Education Rod Paige gave to the Baptist Press.

Q: What do you think one of the chief benefits of a religious education is?

A: Because of the strong value system support. Values go right along with that. In some of our schools, we don't have quite as strong a push for values as I think we would need. In a religious environment, the values system is pretty well set and supported. In public schools there are so many different kids from different kinds of experiences that it's very hard to get consensus around some core values.

Vol. 22, Issue 32, Page 22

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