Decades ago, our nation systematically removed religious education from the public school day. LifeWise Academy is bringing it back.
This year, more than 300 schools are being positively impacted by a new program called LifeWise Academy, which offers Bible education to public school students during school hours.
However, a surprising number of parents and educators remain unaware of the legal framework that enables public school students to receive Bible instruction during school hours. The genesis of this opportunity dates back to a pivotal moment in 1952 when the U.S. Supreme Court, in the landmark case of Zorach v. Clauson, declared “released time religious instruction” as constitutional and legally permissible in all 50 states. According to this critical decision, students can be excused from regular classes in the middle of the school day to partake in religious education, provided it occurs off school property, is privately funded, and has parental consent.
LifeWise Academy seizes this constitutional allowance to provide practical Bible education, aiming to enhance students’ academic performance, character development, and mental well-being. The…
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