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Public School Religion Classes Counter-Productive?

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Bible classes in schools can lead to Strife Among Neighbors: Frank S. Ravitch, Chair of Law and Religion at Michigan State University, notes that if a public school offers a class that focuses on religion or the Bible, the material must be taught without promoting any particular religious position: “Teach it, don’t preach it.” These classes cross the line if they endorse or favor a particular religious view. The Mercer County case will thus examine if the class, as alleged, is overtly sectarian and promoted by the school, and hence unconstitutional. Significantly, in many such cases where students opt out or dissent, parents have evidence of discrimination and harassment aimed at their children.

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