Public college college students in Louisiana will be welcomed with “In God We Trust” indications when they head back to college this month.
The move is the consequence of a law signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) final yr that involves the instruction and show of the motto “In God We Trust” in all public colleges in the state commencing this college yr.
“Not later than the 2019-2020 school year, the program of instruction on patriotic customs required by this Section shall include instruction on the national motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ and each public school governing authority shall display the national motto in each building it uses and in each school under its jurisdiction,” the law, also identified as Senate Bill 224, states.
“The nature of the display shall be determined by each governing authority with a minimum requirement of a paper sign,” the legislation also reads.
The move comes as some state legislatures across the South — together with Florida, Arkansas and South Carolina — have mentioned equivalent measures that would demand public colleges to show the motto.
Just not too long ago, a new law in South Carolina also went in impact requiring public colleges to location “In God We Trust” indications on show.
State Sen. Regina Ashford Barrow (D), the lawmaker behind the bill to have the nationwide motto displayed in Louisiana colleges, called the measure “important” in assisting college students fully grasp the country’s “patriotic history” in remarks discussing the law final yr.
“This is our national motto. It’s also on our currency,” she mentioned at the time. “So I think it’s really important that we ensure that young people understand the patriotic history of our country and how it was founded and its purpose.”