Thursday, May 31, 2007

First Amendment Covers Religion Too

Posted at Campus Report.

Public schools that clamp down on religious expression do so in the face of a stream of court decisions that uphold the rights of students and teachers to express themselves religiously, albeit with caveats. “On the one end of the spectrum are those who advocate promotion of religion (usually their own) in school practices and policies,” the First Amendment Center points out. “On the other end are those who view public schools as religion-free zones.”

“Neither of these approaches is consistent with the guiding principles of the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment.” Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the First Amendment Center has published A Teacher’s Guide to Religion in the Public Schools.

They also publish A Parent's Guide to Religion in the Public Schools.

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