The Importance Of Prayer And Prayer In Schools

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Should Religion Be Allowed In Schools?
In America today, there is an endless fight over prayer in public schools. A recent study shows over 61% of students and parents prefer to allow religion and prayer spoken in schools and in the classrooms (Klein). This study conveys that most Americans disagree with the Founding Fathers and the Constitution. Even though our Founding Fathers wanted the separation of church and the state, schools should allow prayer and religion in school because if they do not permit it, it is against a child’s First Amendment, it is a great education and a good learning experience, and it could create harmony when schools do allow religion .
In the Constitution, there is a law for the separation of the church and the state.
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A recent study shows over 61% of students and parents prefer to allow religion and prayer spoken in schools and in the classrooms (Klein). This study conveys that most Americans disagree with the Founding Fathers and the Constitution. Even though our Founding Fathers wanted the separation of church and the state, schools should allow prayer and religion in school because if they do not permit it, it is against a child’s First Amendment, it is a great education and a good learning experience, and it could create harmony when schools do allow religion …show more content…
“Teaching and monitoring religion is not the purpose of public schools” (Wilkerson). Establishing focus on religion in public schools is a direct violation of the law of the separation of the church and the state (Religion in Schools Pros and Cons). The Government’s disinterest towards the religion practice is ideally important with different religious beliefs, and public schools is where the separation of the church and state is tested (The First Amendment in Schools). However, the separation of the church and the state is a violation of the First Amendment. This would be a violation to the students and even the staff members at any public school. The First Amendment guarantees religious liberty that includes freedom of speech, to believe or not believe, and to observes one owns faith without the government 's obstructions (The First Amendment in Schools). If a student or a staff member can not have the freedom to express what they believe in, it will be a violation of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. Assuming that schools do not have the law of separation of the church and the state, students and staff members could have the freedom of expressing who they are religiously and who they are as a

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