Imagine taking religion away is like taking pep rallies away. Schools have pep rallies so students can come together to create unification with each other. Religion does the same and yet, is not allowed. Since school does not teach about religion, it can give students false impressions that religious traditions of people are not significant or important. It is a necessary subject to give student’s complete educations so they have an understanding of the effects it has on the world and our... ... middle of paper ... ...
Many people argue that school prayer is needed in schools, but I think that it is not necessary. I believe that it is not necessary to have prayer during school to please people of one religion. If a person can pray to him/herself, then there is no need for a public prayer. It has already been established in the constitution that school prayer has been banned and it should remain that way. In my opinion it should remain unconstitutional because it interferes with other student’s religion, the intention for school is education, and praying to one’s self is just as effective.
If religion in school was to be removed completely many rights would be violated. The title of “school” does not remove student’s rights and it never should. The ability of the courts to rule and make tough decisions on this matter, and school board and teachers to carry out the ruling shows that it is possible to find that safe “middle.” Should we push religion out of the school system This country developed school with religion and removing religion from school would be removing a piece of the foundation which holds this country together. The question of whether or not it is wrong to remove religion from school has one simple answer, yes it is wrong.
Ayasha Husseini Mrs. Johnson AC ELA 8th grade 07 May 2014 Prayer in Public Schools "I do not believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States." -Thomas Edison. Religion and prayer in public schools is a big controversy for schools in the United States. School officials cannot take sides on religion since it will violate the first amendment which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Establishing a specific religion in public school violates the first amendment, therefore public schools have to remain neutral when it comes to the matter of religion. Some people believe that teaching about religion should not be allowed considering it violates the separation of church and state, but that is not true.
Thornton County can tell its students what they can and cannot wear but it cannot tell them how to practice their religion on school grounds. By telling the students how to practice their religion during school hours, they are infringing on the students’ First Amendment rights and denying them the ability to freely worship their religion. Another argument is that the school violated their First Amendment right to peacefully protest. The students did not violently act out against the school or the principal. A similar case happened with Tinker Vs. Des Moines.
This means the state should not have control of religion when it is present in school. Neiberger also does not think it is appropriate for prayer to take place at public sch... ... middle of paper ... ...have to disagree with her main proposal. She does have good arguments to support her thoughts, but removing religious freedoms from school would be offensive to those students who want to practice their religion openly. Keeping religion in schools allows us as students to practice the freedoms that were given to us. References Barton, D. (2002).
Due to this interpretation, the practice of coercive prayer is unconstitutional, and should be kept forever separated from this nation's schools. The purpose of public schools is to educate, not indoctrinate. Schoolchildren are a captive audience. How could a second-, fourth-, or even sixth-grader view the routine recital of prayers during the school day as a voluntary action? This invasive practice would create unnecessary divisions among children by making them unduly aware of their religious differences.
Some people disagree about prayer in schools by saying, ’that prayer has no place in the classroom where impressionable students a continually subject to influence by the majority. The latter kind claim holds that, to the extent that a public school itself promotes the majority religion, the state is guilty of coercive interference in the lives of the individual. Some parts of U.S have introduced yoga, a Hindu religions practice to the public schools, saying that it helps children relax and concentrate. But the government says it violates the separation of church and state. The summary of my essay is that the government actions affected the prayer in public schools in the United States by banning it in the schools.
Schools do not have the responsibility to protect students from cyber-bullying because any law or regulation would be too close to breaking the law. There is a right given in the First Amendment of the United States' Constitution. This right guarantees free speech. Sandra Staub, a legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, was the first to bring this up. She believed that school officials would “prohibit speech that causes “emotional harm”, regardless of whether it creates a hostile environment at school.” For example, if a child was accusing his harassers of harassment, the school would still take care of it.
In the Constitution, it says that Congress will not make a law respecting an establishment of religion or one that restricts the free exercise of it. If Congress cannot uphold or restrict religion, should our schools be able to? Schools allow too much religious freedom for their students and restrict nonreligious students by allowing religious students several exceptions to various rules. These exceptions can infuriate parents and students alike. Expressing religion in schools is unnecessary and can cause tension; therefore, it should not be permitted in public schools.