About the Prayer Amendment

Buckley Jr., Wm.F.
June 1982
National Review;6/25/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p788
The article focuses on the problems concerning the Prayer Amendment in New York. Albert Shanker, president of the United Federation of Teachers of the City of New York, in a recent column embraced most of the common arguments against the proposed amendment. Shanker cites the testimony of Senator Richard Cohen who says that the school-prayer decision is about understanding and respecting the rights and sensitivities of minorities. The proposed Prayer Amendment states that nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit individual or group prayer in public schools or other public institutions.


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