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Public schools exist to educate not to proselytize Religion is private and schools are public so it is appropriate that the two should not mix Our public schools are for all children whether Catholic Baptist Quaker atheist Buddhist Jewish agnostic The schools are supported by all taxpayers and therefore should be free of religious observances When religion has invaded our public school system it has singled out the lone Jewish student the class Unitarian or agnostic the children in the minority Individual silent personal prayer never has and never could be outlawed in public schools It is dishonest to call any prayer voluntary that is encouraged or required by a public official or legislature By definition if the government suggests that students pray whether by penning the prayer asking them to vote whether to pray or setting aside time to pray it is endorsing and promoting that prayer It doesnt seem right for schools to schedule worship as an official part of the school day school sports or activities or to use prayer to formalize graduation ceremonies Such prayers are more mandatory than voluntary At the time the US Supreme Court issued its 1962 and 1963 decrees against school-sponsored prayers and bible-reading it is estimated religious observances were unknown in about half of the nations public schools For nearly half a century the United States Supreme Court consistent with this nations history of secular schools has ruled against religious indoctrination through schools McCollum v Board of Education 1948 prayers and devotionals in public schools Engel v Vitale 1962 and prayers and bible-reading Abington School District v Schempp 1963 right up through the 1992 Weisman decision against prayers at public school commencements and Santa Fe v Doe 2000 barring student-led prayers at public school events Our political system
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