Diversity In Public Schools Essay

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The diversity in America is one of our great strengths as a country. We know this place we call home as the American melting pot which means a blending of races, people or cultures. America also strives on individualism, different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, and different dreams. Right now in todays society in America there is a growing and large population of non-Christian believers, which include Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists. If we passed a law making prayer mandatory in public schools it will go against what this country is based on and has fought for. Praying in school is not against the law. In face, the U.S. Constitution guarantees students the right to pray in public schools; it is a…show more content…
It is important to realize that schools are relatively safe places. An average of about two dozen students have been shot in U.S. schools annually in recent years. This compares with thousands shot outside of school buildings each year. Major factors involved in past in-school shootings have been: very serious mental illness on the part of the perpetrator, or revenge for years of hate and rejection of the perpetrators by the school 's social elite. If prayers from a single religion was introduced into public classrooms, they would provide one more criteria by which the majority could discriminate against and marginalize minorities. The end result would probably be more school violence, not less. The public school system is created for all students and supported by all taxpayers. It should therefore remain neutral on religious issues over which students and taxpayers will differ. Since no formal school prayer could simultaneously honor and uphold the tenets of the many religions practiced in America, as well as various denominational differences, prayer is better left in the home and religious institution of the individual student’s or parent 's
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