Religion in public schools
Mikia and Austin
LEE v. WEISMAN 1992
Unconstitutional for a school district to provide any religions group to perform prayer at elementary or secondary school graduation. Court majority was particularly concerned about having prayers violate beliefs recited at their graduation ceremonies.
While the bible is welcome in schools, it shouldn't be forced upon students
Prayer led by the school is a NO NO
While most people are of the christian faith, this doesn't allow them to force their faith onto other students.
EDWARDS v. AGUILLARD 1986
While priests are allowed in school, their teachings and worshiping practices are to be left out of school
The supreme court has ruled that prayer in school is against the constitution
These people are NOT allowed lead prayer.
Abington School District v. Schempp 1962
Court finds Bible reading over school intercom unconstitutional. Court also finds forcing a child to participate in Bible reading and prayer unconstitutional.