Friday, March 22, 2013

Religious Freedom at School

Can an elementary school student hand out an invitation to classmates to a Christmas party at her church? Charles C Haynes, senior scholar at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, discusses the decision by the three judge panel of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. By ruling for the fifth grader's right to pass out the invitation, the court has written a new chapter in the debate, according to Haynes.  In effect, he suggests, "even in elementary schools, students are able to distinguish what comes from a classmate from what is sponsored by the school."

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