Additional Resources

Religious Practices of Muslim Students in Public Schools

Religiously mandated practices for students are protected by the First Amendment, which upholds the right to freedom of religion. The First Amendment guarantees such religious rights as the right to wear religiously mandated clothing and to observe religiously mandated dietary rules. It also guarantees the right of a student to engage in personal worship or prayer, so long as it is student initiated and does not disrupt classroom instruction. Read more.

Teaching About Religion: Do’s and Don’ts

Many educators are unsure whether or not it is constitutional to teach about religion in public schools. The link provides answers to questions regarding teaching about religion in public school while upholding separation of church and state mandates. Read more.