Final Major Issues Reflection

This assignment was the most difficult for me so I am thankful it came at the end of the year because I had already developed a lot of my writing skills through the semester. I did my best through the essay to relate as many points and sources I could back to the theme that the American high school is for the preparation of students for the future. I felt that the purpose of the high school was the best foundation for my arguments because students must be ready for a lot more than just class when it comes to … Continue reading Final Major Issues Reflection

Major Issues Essay (Draft 2)

Trevor White Major Issue Essay R C 2001 Bret Zawilski Religion in American High Schools             Religion’s effect on culture is apparent from the role of priests in early societies like Mesopotamia to the ongoing debate of what role religion should play in American Public schools. In 1947, the supreme court incorporated the Establishment Clause into the first Amendment prohibiting “any law ‘respecting an establishment of religion.’,” (la.cornell.edu). Then, on June 25th, 1962, the Engle vs. Vitale case arose questioning “Whether school-sponsored nondenominational prayer in public schools violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment,” (uscourts.gov). The U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading Major Issues Essay (Draft 2)

Major Issues Essay (Draft 1)

Trevor White Major Issue Essay R C 2001 Brett Zawilski Teaching Religion In Public Schools             Religion is something that echoes throughout society; college campuses are polluted with preachers yelling about sin and hell, religious studies are now in general education, and the ongoing debate of what should or shouldn’t be taught. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment “prohibits the government from making any law ‘respecting an establishment of religion.’,” (law.cornell.edu).  On June 25th, 1962, the supreme court ruled on the case Engle vs. Vitale that addressed the issue of “Whether school-sponsored nondenominational prayer in public schools violates the … Continue reading Major Issues Essay (Draft 1)