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Religion in Schools

The significant debate on religion in schools is becoming more and more heated. Many people say that banning religion in schools would be unconstitutional, which in some aspects is understandable since the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of religion. Since September 11th there has been a greater tendency of Americans to want to pray together in public , especially students in public schools. Some say that praying is a way to declare their freedom and independency, but now they are being told that they can’t express what they feel about the events happening around them through prayer or religious activity. The first amendment of the U. S. Constitution provides the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press and other freedoms that are of importance to Americans today. The debate over religion being banned from schools is raising some questions about whether or not that would violate the first amendment of the U. S. Constitution. An amendment to protect religious expression in public places, especially in public schools, was introduced to Congress in 1994 after the Republicans won the majority vote in both houses since most of the Americans not in favor of banning religion from public schools are Republicans. This amendment, currently in Congress, has yet to be passed, but is still being considered. The inclusion of some religious clubs and activities that have been allowed in public schools for years are now being questioned due to the debate over religion in schools being unconstitutional. Clubs and activities such as, See You at the Pole and Fellow Christian Athletes(FCA), are religious celebrations where students and their peers can get together and openly express their religious beliefs and pray together or individually. For now, such gatherings, which transpire outside of school hours, are constitutionally sound (Morse, et al 73). The Equal Access Act that w...

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