This topic seems to be a sticky one among education professionals. Yet most Americans would describe themselves as “religious” people, belonging to one of the many faiths represented in this country.
Some parents and educators might assume that talking about religious subjects in school is forbidden by the Constitution.
Not so! The First Amendment to the Constitution goes as follows:
” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
This document upholds the original desire of America’s Founding Fathers: to freely express opinions in a public forum. To be able to speak out about the government, or any issue on our minds is a right most other people around the world do not have.