Engel Vs. Vital Case Study

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The Controversy began back in 1962 after the Engel v. Vital case, that state sponsored school prayers would be banned in public school systems. Since this ruling, the rules regarding school prayer have been clarified. The First Amendment allows students to freely express themselves religiously but also separates it from government-sponsored religion. Students have the right to pray while not involved in a school-related activity. They also have the right to pray, converse, and even persuade other students regarding religion. School officials have been instructed to in no way promote or hinder student prayer or religious gatherings on school
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