ERIC Number: ED387390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Religion in the Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law.
American Jewish Congress, New York, NY.
Organizations that span the ideological, religious, and political spectrum stand together as they make this a statement of consensus on current law regarding religion in public schools. Each organization professes a commitment to the freedom of religious practice and the separation of church and state that such freedom requires. The statement is devised to aid parents, educators, and students. It offers a summary of current law on school prayer, including: official participation or encouragement of religious activities; teaching about religion; student assignments and religion; the distribution of religious literature; before and after school activities; religious persuasion versus harassment; the Equal Access Act; religious holidays; excusal from religiously-objectional lessons; teaching of values; student garb; and release time. Following the text is an appendix listing contact addresses for organizations associated with this statement. (LH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Jewish Congress, New York, NY.