One of the biggest reasons is due to the argument concerning whether or not religion should be allowed in school. It is believed, by many, that allowing education and religion to coincide is going against the first amendment. This argument is one that dates back to the eighteen hundreds, and has yet to be resolved. It is an American citizen’s right to freely express and learn about religion wherever they please, including the public school system. Many individuals believe that the first amendment prohibits religion to be taught or exercised in a public school setting.
Public schools should not have any impact on religion. Christian Groups are sneaking religion into high schools. Sneaking religion into public school is becoming an uncomfortable dispute for students. Last year at my public high school we had a couple encounters with this dilemma. A Christian group called young life was to make an appearance.
Today many believe that prayer should be removed out of the school, many still believe that prayer should stay within the public school system. The feelings of some is that by having prayer in schools it would give some kids hope and a since of belonging. We all at some point and time right before that big exam have said a few prayers or even mumbled a few words in hopes of passing. No one has ever said that you had to understand, support or believe in what your classmates faith was, all one has to do is just to except their faith for what it is and for what they believe in. In a society where everyone is looking to be accepted and loved whether it be by friends, loved ones, or even those who do not know each other, it is important to look
The question is, should that same school prayer be held in public school systems? In this case the problem arises when you have a classroom full of students of different religious faiths and you broadcast throughout the sc... ... middle of paper ... ...d and what should not. A line needs to be drawn between what is and is not acceptable; the only problem is where to place it. To many including myself, keeping religion out of the public eye is for the best, to keep peace and avoid future conflict caused by religious confrontations. Works Cited Hennessey, J.
Religion in the Public School-Prayer in Public School. n.d. 28 March 2014. RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BACKGROUND – RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN AMERICA & OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Third Avenue, NY: Anti-Defamation League, 2012. Web.
The question is what religious traditions do we need to know something about in order to be an effective citizen." Something that can be beneficial to our nation should not be taken away. Even though religion offends some people, it should be allowed in public schools because of its influence on America and western civilizations, and its ability to help form closer relationships. In the early 1960s, people started to view religion in public school systems as a problem. Parents thought that their children should not be taught religion in school.
The subject of religion in public schools is one that has been debated vigorously and passionately. The warriors from the Right and Left fail to appreciate the facts because they are caught up in the rhetoric and have difficulty viewing this emotional topic dispassionately (Haynes, 2011). Both sides are right about one thing: this is an important subject. The debate on religion in the public school is complicated by the fact that there are two clauses dealing with religion in the First Amendment (Warnick, 2012). The Establishment Clause, which disallows the establishment by the government of any particular religion, and the Free Exercise Clause, which prohibits the state from proscribing the practice of religion, are a source of conflict and tension.