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Hamilton Co. Receives $1 Million Gift for Bible History Classes
Community generosity makes possible the study of the Bible as an elective to thousands of public school students, at no cost to taxpayers.
Soddy Daisy / Loftis Community Gathering Sunday, 9.25.16
Come and join a diverse group of 12 Soddy Daisy / Loftis area churches for a free dinner and community-wide service to fund Bible history classes at Soddy Daisy and Loftis middle schools.
HCDE Bible History Teacher Professional Development Day, August, 2016
Hamilton County public schools are currently served by 17 qualified and dedicated Bible history teachers. (Photo by Rachel Douglas)
Challenging Students' Worldview
In the midst of a destructive worldview which has gained so much acceptance with young people, Bible history classes are offering students a different perspective.
A Chattanooga Tradition for 94 Years
Since 1922, public school students in Hamilton County, TN, have enjoyed the opportunity to study history’s most influential book, at no cost to taxpayers.

BIBLE HISTORY CLASSES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE A VIEWPOINT NEUTRAL, FOUNDATIONAL STUDY – AT NO COST TO TAXPAYERS – OF ONE OF THE CORNERSTONE TEXTS OF WORLD HISTORY, HELPING STUDENTS BE CULTURALLY LITERATE AND BETTER EQUIPPED TO THRIVE AND CONTRIBUTE TO A GLOBAL WORLD.

When you grow up in a violent community, in a society that promotes violence in music, film, videos; those kinds of things continue to promote violence, sometimes the culture that some of our young people are caught up in causes them to act out ... many of our children, as myself, are growing up in a violent society, a violent home, a violent community and violence all around and are looking for hope and trying to see 'how do I avoid violence? ...

- Lurone "Coach" Jennings, Bible history graduate | The Howard School

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