t cannot be the case that government may prefer disbelief over religion."
Over the past year, our nation's schools have been rocked by acts of senseless violence. This has sparked a national debate over how best to communicate a sense of meaning and value to American students. At the heart of this discussion is a growing sense that religion has too long been left on the sidelines in public education.
This isn't to say that we should allow preachers in the classroom. The Constitution does have its limits. But there is a place for the moral values and fundamental ethics that religion teaches us. And making a place for the school students to speak about religion fosters an atmosphere of freedom that could benefit believers and nonbelievers alike.