Friday, February 13, 2009

Politics: "Moment of Silence" back in court

Some atheist couple from Carrollton, TX (just about 15 min from me) is trying to have the "moment of silence" (see policy below) removed from Texas classrooms.

clipped from

Texas Moment of Silence:
Croft v. Governor of Texas, Rick Perry

Tex. Educ. Code § 25.082 § 25.082. School Day; Pledges Of Allegiance; Minute Of Silence.
(d) The board of trustees of each school district shall provide for the observance of one minute of silence at each school in the district following the recitation of the pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags under Subsection (b). During the one-minute period, each student may, as the student chooses, reflect, pray, meditate, or engage in any other silent activity that is not likely to interfere with or distract another student. Each teacher or other school employee in charge of students during that period shall ensure that each of those students remains silent and does not act in a manner that is likely to interfere with or distract another student.
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