Religious Education


When Ginger Strivelli's 12-year-old son came home from school with a Gideon's Bible, she called the Weaverville, North Carolina, school he attended to ask whether that didn't violate the Constitution. The principal assured her it didn't because the school distributes books donated by any religious group. So she showed up with some pagan books, and the school turned her away. Now, the Buncombe County Board of Education says it will reevaluate its policy on religious texts.