It was not initially passed by the state legislature, but became the prototype for public education in other states, beginning with Massachusetts and Connecticut.Two important features of this plan were to teach the values of the newly formed republic and to be secular; that is, to be religiously neutral.The latter, however, implies that some confusion is unavoidable and acceptable.
In his book The New World Order Robertson described what has brought about, in his mind, this "decadence" of today's public schools and society: The Supreme Court of the supposedly Christian United States guaranteed the moral collapse of this nation when it forbade children in the public schools to pray to the God of Jacob, to learn of His moral law or even view in their classrooms the heart of the law, the Ten Commandments, which children must obey for their own good or disobey at their peril. Ralph Reed proclaimed that "children are denied the right to pray in public schools" (41).
Some time earlier, Jerry Falwell wrote, "I am forced to believe that the decay of the public school system accelerated into a downward spiral when prayer and Bible reading were removed by the U. President Ronald Reagan said in his February 5, 1986, State of the Union message that state had to give back to American children their lost right to acknowledge God in their classrooms.
Conclusion (based on the evidence provided in the paper, we conclude that prayer should be initiated in all public schools in the US) 6.
Works Cited Introduction In the contemporary world of loss of morality, degrading of the school’s system, and lack of strong educational and moral principles among students, it is crucial to initiate prayer in public schools in order to form basis for pupils’ successful spirituality development.
Prayer is believed to reduce violence and aggression among kids B.
By praying children may learn important traits of moral and just behavior 3.
6:7), and the Bible may be studied academically in public schools.
The Supreme Court ruled only that government-sponsored prayer and Bible-reading as religious exercises were a violation of the neutrality clause of the First Amendment.
Believers look enviably back on those days when Protestantism predominated; or even farther back to colonial days in New England when Puritanism ruled and followers of other faiths, such as Baptists, Quakers, Catholics, and Jews, were banned from the colony or brutally persecuted.
Children can pray any time, silently and voluntarily as the Bible recommends (Matt.