SANTA FE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. DOE: MAPPING THE FUTURE OF STUDENT-LED, STUDENT-INITIATED PRAYER IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- Colorado school district denies charter school to religious group. // Church & State;Jan2000, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p18
Reports that the officials of the public school system in Aurora, Colorado rejected the charter application of the Heritage Christian Center after intervention by Americans United (AU). Closing of South Carolina's only charter school for teaching religion.
- U.S. judge rules against Miss. school-prayer law. Sommerfeld, Meg // Education Week;9/14/94, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p16
Reports on the ruling issued by a federal judge against a Mississippi law allowing student prayers at public school gatherings. Plan of the state to appeal the ruling; Demonstration of public interest for school prayer.
- Legislative Response. // Congressional Digest;Jan1995, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p14
Discusses US Congress legislation in response to the Supreme Court's decisions concerning prayer in the public schools. Legislative proposals; Statues; Appropriate riders; Funds and cut-off proposals; Equal Access Act; Education appropriations rider; Improving America's Schools Act.
- Should a school prayer constitutional amendment be approved by Congress? PRO. Helms, Jesse A.; Istook Jr, Ernest J. . // Congressional Digest;Jan1995, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p18
Features Senator Jesse A. Helms, Congressman Ernest J. Istook Jr., Congressman Clifford B. Stearns, Senator Strom Thurmond, the American Center for Law and Justice's views that Congress should approve a school prayer constitutional amendment. Options in favor of school prayer; Issue on violence...
- Should a school prayer constitutional amendment be approved by Congress? CON. Helms, Jesse A.; Lynn, Bary W. // Congressional Digest;Jan1995, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p19
Features Senator Mark O. Hatfield, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, People of the American Way, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the United Church of Christ's views that Congress should not approve a school prayer constitutional amendment. Issue on the...
- Despite promise, school-prayer measure appears dead. Walsh, Mark // Education Week;9/25/96, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p27
Focuses on the prospects for the school-prayer legislation in the United States. Features of the measure; Background to the proposal; Criticisms of the proposal.
- School-prayer amendment back in the spotlight. Walsh, Mark // Education Week;6/21/95, Vol. 14 Issue 39, p16
Reports on the US Congress' plan to amend the Constitution to guarantee the right to have organized prayers in public schools. Nationwide hearings on the proposed amendment; Comments by supporters and opponents of the prayer amendment.
- Court strikes down Mississippi prayer law. R.N.S. // Christian Century;1/31/96, Vol. 113 Issue 4, p101
Reports that the Fifth District United States Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a court decision on the Mississippi law that requires public schools to permit prayer. View from Elliot Mincberg, legal director of People for the American Way.
- Florida governor vetoes prayer bill, despite religious right barrage of attacks. // Church & State;July/Aug96, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p15
Reports that Florida Governor Lawton Chiles vetoed a bill which allows religious devotions led by students at commencement ceremonies and other school events. Comments from Chiles; Criticism of Chiles' decision.