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Two paragraphs can be added to the (BP) story, “Court opens parochial schools to public school teachers,” dated 6/25/97.
After the third paragraph:
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said the court’s decision to reverse itself was an indication “it had finally seen the error of its ways.”
After the original seventh paragraph:
“The Constitution never intended to deny children in parochial or other religious schools the right to have special education or remedial instruction in secular courses from publicly funded instructors,” Land argued. “It was unfair and discriminatory to deny a child in a religious school the right to the same instruction in special education classes that was being provided for his or her counterpart in a public school.”