Religion in Schools Research Paper by ABCs

Religion in Schools
Presents a discussion of the issues relating to religion in today's public schools.
# 111920 | 1,923 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 04, 2009 in Religion and Theology (General) , Education (General)

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The paper discusses the debate around the issues relating to religion in today's public schools and provides an explanation for all sides of the concern. The paper firstly outlines the ethical issues that are most prevalent followed by an examination of how the schools have addressed them in terms of what is successful and what is not successful. The paper concludes with what might be done to address these issues.

Introduction To The Debate
School Voucher Debate
Pledge Of Allegiance Debate
Public Prayer In Schools Debate
Pew Research Forum Report On Today's Schools

From the Paper:

"Because of the diversity of religion in the United States in today's world and due to the various choices of education available to American citizens, perhaps it is time that the reality of democracy be reconciled to the reality of the American diversity existing in the United States today. It is not realistic that public schools remain within the 'traditional' framework when students today are so very diverse and yet it is not practical to believe that the American people will simply relinquish their history and tradition in terms of their religious belief and its function in their daily lives. However, it is possible that reconciliation of the 'freedom' that is vested in the U.S. Constitution and the Democratic base of the United States with 'freedom' for all, regardless of religion may be realized through public educational institutions that allow religious express without mandating the form in which this religious expression occurs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Do School Vouchers Violate the Establishment Clause? Are They Good Policy" - Debate 3 (2007) Moderator - The Honorable Arlin M. Adams. Online available at:
  • School Vouchers Debate (nd) Would School Vouchers Improve American Education. Online available at:
  • Religion in the Public Schools (2007) The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. May 2007. Online available at:
  • Banks, Adelle M. (2003) Education department Issues 'Guidance' on Religion in Schools. 13 Feb 2003. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Online available at:
  • One Electorate Under God? A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics (2008) Pew Research Forum on Religion and Public Life - Issues - Pledge of Allegiance Resources. Online available at:

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