Should we put God back in schools?
That’s an interesting question since the Supreme Court either erred in its decision to ban school prayer or everybody misinterpreted it.
The First Amendment expressly PROHIBITS federal interference in the free expression of religion. Students have a constitutional right to pray anywhere they want. Regarding freedom of religion and separation of church and state, the First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (The emphasis is mine.)
Did God ever really leave? Students, teachers, school nurses, administrators, cooks, janitors and everyone else in a public school, have always been free to bring God into the school. Any student is free to read from The Bible, The Koran, or any other religious text or publication at lunch or in a study hall. The school, per the Constitution, is prohibited from interfering with their free expression of religion.
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