Religion In Public Schools


In the past Religion was confined to the state now with religious
freedom everything has changed or at least started to change. In order for
religion to be in a private school now it is again trying to be in Public
schools. People ask "why can't freedom to acknowledge god be enjoyed again
by children in every schoolroom across this land?" In the past, a long time
ago children always prayed before class started and before lunch. But
things h ave changed, "in 1791 the separation of church and state" started.
Although it was made clear about the separation of the two "as late as 1951
some twenty states permitted schools to begin the day by reading aloud a
passage of the bible." Bu t that ...

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"shall announce that a period of silence, not to exceed one minute, shall
be observed for meditation." This law did not work for long, because it
still allowed oral prayer in public high schools. Later in 1981, the
Alabama State Senator D onald G. Holmes successfully passed a bill that
included all grades calling it "the moment of silence" this law said that
"the teacher (was) to announce that the silent moment may be used for
voluntary prayer." Although it would have to be si lent prayer. Even after
this new law started the lawyers that were opposed to this were trying to
say that students "do not have a right to pray in school" silently or
otherwise because of growing impressions that affect their life. The
silent mom ent supposedly "(forced) religion on children." I don't agree
with that at all, if there has to be a moment of silence then any child can
use that moment however he or she wants, it does not necessarily have to be
used fro prayer. Usually "the chi ldren ...

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