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Trump Administration Reaffirms Regulations on School Prayer

According to new regulations and updated guidelines put forward by the Trump Administration, states may not impose their faith on students by restricting or preventing participation in school prayer.

In a move to reaffirm current law, the regulations restate protections established under the U.S. Constitution and clarify guidance put forward by the Bush Administration in 2003, including that Federal funds to local public schools are contingent on local education agencies certifying annually in writing to their state department of education that they have no policies denying constitutionally protected prayer. States will also be required to provide a clear process for reporting incidents in which the right to pray has been denied.

The rule can be found here.

Posted:  22 January, 2020

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