According to The Moscow Times, (see link below), the President of the Russian Academy of Education wants to include the Bible in school curricula in Russia. What are the odds of the leader of the NEA calling for this in American schools?
True, it also says she wants to drop certain classic works of fiction by Lev Tolstoy and Feodor Dostoevsky. However, her argument that these works are "too deep" for children has some merit. I studied Russian literature at the university level and even in English these authors deal with thorny issues. Add the nuances that will come for Russian children reading the works in the author's original language - some of which can be untranslatable - and she may have a point. (Just the opening scenes of "The Brothers Karamazov" by Dostoevsky deserve an "R" rating as a movie.) But just wanting to include the Bible in public education used to be an area where we in the United States felt we were ahead of Russia.
How times have changed.
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