Sound Off on Silence

Alexander, Mitchell; Cuevas, Serena
February 2008
Weekly Reader News - Senior;2/8/2008, Vol. 86 Issue 19, p3
The article presents two differing views from Mitchell Alexander and Serena Cuevas, students reporters at "Weekly Reader," on whether public schools in the U.S. should be required with a mandatory moment of silence to get students calm down before class. On the affirmative side, Mitchell states that a moment of silence gives students an opportunity to focus. Serena disagrees and says that such law would make people feel that the practice encourages a specific religion.


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