Religion guides sent to Alabama teachers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Two booklets about handling religion in public schools are being distributed to some 50,000 teachers by the Alabama Education Association.
The state teachers' union is distributing the material to dispel the notion that the Bible and prayer aren't allowed in public schools, a spokesman said.
The booklets, "The Bible and Public Schools" and "A Teacher's Guide to Religion in Public Schools," were produced by the First Amendment Center. They advise an academic, not devotional, approach to religion.

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