Saturday, February 16, 2008

[Lebanon] A Questionable Practice

A letter that ran in the Democrat-Herald recently:

The start of a good day

If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing “God Bless America” sung by the Cascades Elementary School children, you are missing out.

At 8 a.m. every school day, go outside to watch and see them gather around and sing. It is beautiful to hear and watch.

Thank you all for the start of a good day.

Beverly Troutman, Lebanon

Ummmm... am I the only one who thinks this could be one of those things that violates the heck out of the separation of church and state?

Questions to ask: Is this actually happening? How often? Is it mandatory? Is there one class doing it, or does the whole school? Does the school principal know? Does the District Office know? Are there children in the class who, I don't know, aren't of a faith that supports this kind of activity?

And finally, even given the most favorable answers to the above questions, is this legal?


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