CURRENT FEDERAL LAW (2010) ALLOWS YOUR CHILD TO PRAY IN SCHOOL, TO BRING RELIGIOUS LITERATURE TO SCHOOL, TO SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, TO HOLD A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, TO SAY "MERRY CHRISTMAS" (PROTECTED FREE SPEECH), AND TO BE LET OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES (INCLUDING LEARNING CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR THAT PAGEANT). SEE BELOW:
Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools February 7, 2003 SECTION 9524: PRAYER IN SCHOOL
Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ("ESEA") of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, requires the Secretary to issue guidance on constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools. In addition, Section 9524 requires that, as a condition of receiving ESEA funds, a local educational agency ("LEA") must certify in writing to its State educational agency ("SEA") that it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public schools as set forth in this guidance.
(They can lose federal $ if they discriminate against your child's religious rights, but you must file a complaint first.) The purpose of this guidance is to provide SEAs, LEAs, and the public with information on the current state of the law concerning constitutionally protected prayer in the public schools, and thus to clarify the extent to which prayer in public schools is legally protected. This guidance also sets forth the responsibilities of SEAs and LEAs with respect to Section 9524 of the ESEA. As required by the Act, this guidance has been jointly approved by the Office of the General Counsel in the Department of Education and the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice as reflecting the current state of the law. It will be made available on the Internet through the Department of Education's web site (www.ed.gov). The guidance will be updated on a biennial basis, beginning in September 2004, and provided to SEAs, LEAs, and the public.READ MORE HERE:
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT? OF COURSE NOT. READ IT BELOW AND GO TO THE LINK PROVIDED.
PARENTS, YOU CAN AND YOU MUST TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION.
1. Political affiliations;
2. Mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing
3. Sex behavior and attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers; or
7. Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).
Parents or students who believe their rights under PPRA may have been violated may file a complaint with ED by writing...READ MORE HERE...THEN ACT!
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