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Discussion Questions - Engel v. Vitale

Use these questions to start thoughtful discussion on the issue of religion in schools.

  1. Where is the line between religion and public schools?
  2. Where do school-sponsored prayers fit in, and is the practice of praying at school constitutional if the prayer is nondenominational?
  3. What if students are allowed to remain silent or leave the room during the prayer?
  4. Is school-sponsored prayer in public schools unconstitutional?

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