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Religion in the Public Schools: A Primer for Students, Parents, Teachers, and School Administrator

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Publication Date: August 2002

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Jeffrey Sinensky; Kara Stein; Danielle Samulon; Perl Jillian

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Curriculum)

Keywords: Public policies; Law; Church and State; Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This document addresses questions which may be asked by students, parents, teachers and school administrators about issues relating to religion in the public schools. The authors state each question and provide a short answer, an example, and a more in-depth answer to the question, including the legal grounding for the answer. (This primer's treatment of the issue deals only with legal permissability within the United States.)