Ryan Walters, the state superintendent of Oklahoma, outlined the fundamental tenets of education in a July interview. Walters argued that rather than being pressured to recall the awakened, progressive beliefs being pushed through the public education system, pupils would do better to study from the Bible. He emphasized his main suggestions, which the source described as follows:
• Enforce the existing state statute to hold a minute of silence at the beginning of the school day with the following announcement: “We now pause for a minute of silence in which students and teachers may use this minute to reflect, meditate, pray, or engage in any other silent activity.”
• Display a “durable poster or framed copy” of the Ten Commandments in each public school classroom.
• Require a “Western Civilization” course for graduation “to strengthen the heritage which was integral to the nation’s founding and its western culture, as well as to foster gratitude and informed citizenship.
Many people are horrified by Walter's suggestions, but there are also many who agree with them.