The Separation Of Religion In Public Schools

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The United States is one of the few developed countries where the majority of the population claims that religion plays a very important role in their lives (Gao, 2015). According to the First Amendment, Congress is not entitled to support any religion, or to assert a state religion and deny freedom of religion. Despite the fact that the U.S. Constitution requires the separation of church and state that does not mean public schools and religion now exist separately. After the official cancellation of prayer in public schools by the Supreme Court in 1963, in some schools, students and teachers continue to pray at their own will or at the request of the parents, as the law overturned mandatory group prayer in the class, but does not prevent its