Know the Details for Religious Expression in Public Schools

State standards now require that students learn something about the major faith traditions, but the return of religion to public schools doesn’t mean that all schools are getting religion right. The First Amendment Center looks at the fine line that teachers and administrators need to walk, to uphold religious freedom by remaining neutral toward religion while simultaneously protecting the right of students to express their faith within the framework established by current law. "By modeling the First Amendment arrangement in religious liberty — no establishment, but free exercise," Director Charles C. Haynes writes, "schools prepare students to live and work together as citizens of one nation with people of all faiths and none."