Edwards Vs Aguillard Case Study

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In the case of Edwards v. Aguillard, 482 U.S. 578 (1987) the court ruled that the teaching of creation science was a violation of the Establishment Clause(The Five Freedoms - Court Case) which prohibits the government from making a law “respecting an establishment of religion” (Establishment Clause). This raises the question: Is there a proper separation of church and state in our school system?
Schools are meant to be a place where students can learn the required fields of study in a discrimination-free environment. This implies that there should be no preference in what the students choose to worship. This idea is called “separation of church and state” and was coined by Thomas Jefferson when he originally wrote the idea of a “wall of separation between the church and the state” in a letter
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Having a school system where some religions are favored over others defeats this very idea. There cannot be a preference of religion in the education system. It would be wrong for the Bible to be taught while the Qur’an is not allowed in the same school. These kinds of religious discriminations are not only unacceptable for our education standards, they are unacceptable for the United States Constitution which is why the school system needs to keep a strong understanding of the separation of church and state. This is why we, the American people, need to ensure that there is no religious discrimination in our school systems. We need to stand up against teachings of religion in school because Thomas Jefferson said so, and the Supreme Court says so. The leaders in education need to understand that any preference of an establishment of religion is a violation of the Establishment Clause and cannot be permitted. The people of America need to fight for a separation of church and state so that our country can be the way our Founding Fathers planned it to

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