Call for Character Education and Prayer in the Schools

Makes an impassioned case for moral education and the place for voluntary prayer in schools in the United States. more...

In 1962 and 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court made rulings that removed prayer and Bible reading from public schools

But in the aftermath of the rulings, the nation endured one of the worst and longest sustained increases in juvenile crime in its history. Is there a connection?


by William Jeynes, Ph.D.
This website is dedicated to the effort to put the Bible as Literature in the public schools. This goal is both vastly beneficial and it is constitutional. It is true a series of 3 Supreme Court decisions in 1962-63, the teaching of the Bible was removed from the public schools as a required school exercise. Nevertheless, in those decisions the U.S. Supreme Court made it patent in their decisions that the teaching of the Bible in the public schools was both permissible and valuable as long as it was done in an objective way and as part of a secular curriculum. For example, in one of those 1962-63 U.S. Supreme Court decisions just referred to, Abington v Schempp (1963), the Court declared:
Nothing what we have said here indicates that such study of the Bible
or of religion, when presented objectively as part of a secular program of
education, may not be effected consistent with the First Amendment…

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