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Document Number: 1338

School Prayer, Moment of Silence, Other Policies Concerning Religion MS Word - A number of states require schools to conduct a period of silent reflection, while others might allow it, but donít require this practice. Rather than addressing it at the state level, some states provide local boards of education with the authority to require a moment of silence. Few states (7) address the issue of reading Bible passages in the schools or posting the Ten Commandments (4). And, although the inclusion or exclusion of creationism in the teaching of school science continues to stimulate broad debate, state policies in this area are not common. This ECS StateNote provides summaries of policies in each of these areas. (Education Commission of the States, July 2000)...
Author: Anna West
Publication: StateNote
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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