Should Religion Be Allowed In Schools

Building the Wall of Separation For many years the argument of whether religion should be allowed in schools has been debated over what was “politically correct” according to the US Constitution. Since the writing of this document, the separation of church and state has driven a fine line as to what is constitutional and what is not. Public education has created the controversy to become more of an issue due to the fact that public schools are federally funded. The principle that religion should not be allowed in educational institutions has come to the attention of many that have decided to have a say as to why there should be a commission of these actions. Several school systems and student bodies have come together to take a stand …show more content…
The problem that public schools come into conflict with is having the choice of what students can attend and who does not. With the unconstitutional prohibition of religion in schools being forced, the undervaluing of public education was undermined by private schools. One of the many reasons for the creation of charter schools was to allow students to worship God as they pleased in an educational setting. With a greater lack of diversity in private schools being apparent, the chances of a student being exposed to different viewpoints are absent. The allowance of religion in schools gives students an opportunity to reach out to others and bring the Word of God into the light by indulging oneself into questioning and exploration of their own thoughts. In regards to lesson plans and the possible reproduction of textbooks diminishing from religious background or knowledge, the arguments over biased works is what the root of the complaints is. Although this may be true, without this input from textbooks, students aren’t able to comprehend history and/or form their own opinions by evaluating biased articles. The idea of “equal-access” being a solution for future arguments is hard to accomplish for school systems in less diversified areas. Granite, well-populated areas will be able to offer different denominations and allow people to inform others, but there is not enough of certain groups in particular areas to serve the purpose of banning religion completely. Like other small communities nationwide, Southwest Virginia towns would have a difficult time expressing other forms of theology when the most apparent one is Christianity. In spite of the research provided by Dr. Zill, the belief of lack of religious affiliation is the sole reasoning behind the increase in

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