Bible Classes in West Virginia Public Schools: A Bad Idea


by John Ellis

My high school basketball coach was fond of saying, “Good idea, bad execution.” That’s a helpful saying that I’ve frequently used over the years, especially now that I have kids. Proposing a twist on the platitude, I suggest that, at times, an idea may be bad because there is very little chance that the execution could ever be good. The state of West Virginia is on the verge of implementing a bad idea because there is very little reason to believe that the state’s execution of the idea will be anything but atrocious.

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