A long time ago, children got into trouble for chewing gum or skipping down the hallway—but not now.  Today it is much more serious -- drugs, murder, sexual assault and other serious violent felonies.  Today children are reaching out—no, screaming out for help.  Released Time education pays off in that students have more self respect, better behavior at school and at home,  and improved academic performance.


David Beasley, Former Governor of South Carolina

Index of Documents

icon-14Relevant to Released Time Bible Education.

Religion in Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley regarding "Religion in Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law"

RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: 1995, revised 1998 - U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley in consultation with the U.S. Attorney General

A Parents' Guide to Religion in the Public Schools [English] [Español]: 1996 - National PTA and Freedom Forum

Public Schools and Religious Communities: A First Amendment Guide: Published jointly by the American Jewish Congress, the Christian Legal Society, and the First Amendment Center.

"Released Time Programs" from Religious Expression in Public Schools by Oliver Thomas, First Ammendment Center, Freedom Forum

Religious Liberty, Public Education, and the Future of American Democracy
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Religion Back in Classroom After 35 Years: By Charles C. Haynes