Religion In School Essay

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The involvement of religion in school is a necessity. School officials believe religion is something that is to be kept out of school. Religion in schools will only make school environments for both; the students and the teachers. The freedom and ability of students to openly express their selves at school will make the students want to actually come to school. Teachers and school officials want students to enjoy their time at school, but the teachers do nothing to prove that the student’s comfort is of their interest. To some, religion is a very important aspect of life. If a student gets into trouble for wearing a shirt with a cross on it because it offends someone, how is okay for a kid to wear a t-shirt full of cartoon characters that could …show more content…
Haley, a young fifteen year old girl; from the small town of Louisburg, grew up in schools that prohibited religion involvement at or on school grounds. Allowing students to be able to share and freely talk about their religion at school can help change many of the students for the better. Teachers are allowed to teach children about the cold, known facts of Hitler’s reign, for example, yet students are not allowed to rightfully discuss their religion with the whole class. There are many teenagers out there who have had their entire lives turned around, like Haley, since they have started practicing religious beliefs. Haley never had the ability to learn about God. She spent most of her days ditching school, hanging out a new guy’s home every week and doing drugs – any kind that she could get her hands on. Haley was rebellious, she wanted to destroy and make everyone else’s lives miserable because hers was that way. One day her friend, Michelle, asked her if she knew about God. Haley’s response was a simple “no.” Michelle filled Haley’s head with all she could share about God. Haley, then, yearned to learn more about God. Haley’s whole demeanor changed. Haley tried to seek forgiveness and wanted to try to help repair the lives of those she had hurt in the past. With more students sharing what it is they know about religion, they could help shape the lives of their fellow

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