Do all student-led religious groups have an absolute right to meet at K-12 schools? If not, discuss one limitation under the Equal Access Act. May a teacher be a sponsor of the club? Can the teacher participate in its activities? Why or why not? Support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings. 

Based off the readings below, please answer these two questions-

1)  May students express religious beliefs in class discussion or assignments or engage in prayer in the classroom?  What are some limitations? Support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.

2)  Do all student-led religious groups have an absolute right to meet at K-12 schools? If not, discuss one limitation under the Equal Access Act. May a teacher be a sponsor of the club? Can the teacher participate in its activities? Why or why not? Support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.

 

Readings-

https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/rfc_publications_findingcommonground.pdf

http://www.adl.org/assets/pdf/civil-rights/religiousfreedom/rips/ReligPubSchs-PDF.pdf

https://advance-lexis-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/api/document/collection/cases/id/3S4X-H7F0-003B-S4YP-00000-00?cite=370%20U.S.%20421&context=1516831

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https://advance-lexis-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/api/document/collection/cases/id/40HS-T000-004C-0026-00000-00?cite=530%20U.S.%20290&context=1516831

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/religionandschools/prayer_guidance.html

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/secletter/groupsguide.doc

http://www.pbs.org/video/constitution-usa-peter-sagal-battles-school-prayer/

http://universe.byu.edu/2016/07/13/constitutional-rights-focus-of-byu-religous-freedom-confrence/

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/ag-paxton-prayer-room-at-public-high-school-raises-first-amendment-concerns

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