Public Education Means Secular Education

Wayne L. Trotta

You hear often enough the cry from the religious Right that our schools are teaching secular humanism. What is this all about?

Having attended public school for twelve years and worked in a public school district for thirteen more, I seriously doubt whether one in ten superintendents, or one in a hundred school directors, could begin to tell you what secular humanism is, assuming they’d ever heard of it. Nobody is preaching, advocating, supporting, or even mentioning secular humanism in the district I work for, nor, I will bet, in just about any American school district.

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