The Answer Sheet: establishment clause

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/23/2010

Schools should teach religion (now more than ever)

The new school year began at a moment when religion was front and center in American popular dialogue. But the one place those issues were least likely to be discussed was in public schools. A professor argues that schools have misinterpreted the concept of "separation of church and state" and says students should learn about religion.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 06/01/2010

School graduations in church ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge rules that a Connecticut school system’s practice of holding high school graduation ceremonies in a Christian church is unconstitutional and that a different venue must be found.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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