CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 04, 1977
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(Studio) Kentucky board of education refuses credit to private Christian schools basing science curriculum on Bible. 1 parent, also anti-busing leader, sues board.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Madisonville, Kentucky) Madisonville Christian School featured; is 1 of many ACE schools. Method of teaching described; filmed. [Accelerated Christian Education spokesperson Don. HOWARD - claims evolution theory destroys students responsibility to God and others.] 5 states challenge ACE system. [Chairperson Kentucky board of education Reverend Bob BROWN - does not favor literal interpretation of Bible to teach facts.] Students attending unaccredited ACE schools are considered truant and parents held to blame. [BROWN - declares students won't get credit for attending unaccredited schools.] [HOWARD - objects to state-accredited schools and believes it's a free country.] Question: Do parents have right to send children to schools where standards conflict with public education standards? Madisonville 1st Baptist Church filmed.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser
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