Without a Prayer: Religious Expression in Public Schools

Synopsis

This is the first thorough examination to bring together the experiences of parents and children involved in contesting public school sanctioned prayer and Bible reading. Personal interviews were conducted with those involved in seven prominent cases beginning with the McCollum case decided by the Supreme Court in 1948 and concluding with the ongoing struggle of Rachel Bauchman and Kevin Herdahl to protest official school activities in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ecru, Mississippi.

Each story challenges communities that impose the mores and cultural patterns of religion on their public schools. The result, in most instances, has been angry protests as well as threats against parents and children, and/or property damage.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Amherst, NY
Publication year:
  • 1996