Using Texas’ Model, More States Mull “Religious Viewpoints” in Schools Law

At Al Jazeera, Sarah Posner reports that several states are following Texas’ lead by introducing legislation expanding religious freedom in public schools. The little-known law requires schools to treat religious expression the same as nonreligious expression in class assignments and organization of school clubs. Posner writes, “Most controversially, the RVAA requires schools to permit student speakers to engage in religious speech throughout the school day and at school-sponsored activities, which critics say could include anything from morning announcements to pep rallies to football games to graduation ceremonies.”

Read at Al Jazeera

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