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South Carolina, 2009

Two "academic freedom" bills were introduced in South Carolina in 2009.

Bill Details


Bill Number: S 873
Title: none, legislative description: "to provide that curriculum used to teach students about the origins of mankind must maintain neutrality between religious faiths and between religion and non-religion, and to provide that curriculum that does not maintain the required neutrality must be revised or replaced as soon as practicable"
Introduction Date: May 21, 2009
Current Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Education, no committee action by end of legislative session

Text as introduced


Bill Details


Bill Number: S 875
Title: none, legislative description: "to provide that the state board of education, and district and school governing authorities, shall facilitate scientific education, including controversial scientific education, in the public schools of this state, to prohibit these authorities from impeding this education, and to provide for publication of the provisions of this act to school governing authorities"
Introduction Date: May 21, 2009
Current Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Education

Text as introduced


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South Carolina Legislature: Information on S 873
South Carolina Legislature: Information on S 875