January 30, 2013, Introduced by Senators COLBECK, GREEN, NOFS, ROBERTSON, PAPPAGEORGE, BRANDENBURG and CASPERSON and referred to the Committee on Education.
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1168.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1168. (1) The board of a school district or intermediate
school district or board of directors of a public school academy
shall permit grade-level instruction for pupils to read and study
America's founding documents, including documents that contributed
to the foundation or maintenance of America's representative form
of limited government, the Bill of Rights, our free-market economic
system, and patriotism.
(2) The board of a school district or intermediate school
district or board of directors of a public school academy, or a
school official or employee of a school district, intermediate
school district, or public school academy, shall not censor or
restrain instruction in American history or heritage or Michigan
state history or heritage based on religious references in original
source documents, writings, speeches, proclamations, or records.