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Bill Would Allow Schools To Teach Christmas

Last updated on Thursday, January 23, 2014

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana schoolchildren could be learning about Christmas in class if state lawmakers approve a bill to allow holiday celebrations in schools.

The bill was set for a vote Wednesday morning in the state Senate's education committee.

The bill would specifically allow schools to teach the history of winter celebrations such as Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Children and teachers could exchange a "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" greeting in class, and schools could decorate for the holidays if they don't encourage any particular religion.

Schools could also put up Nativity scenes if another religion also is represented or there are secular decorations on display as well.

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