President Donald Trump celebrated National Religious Freedom Day by hosting a ceremony at the White House on Thursday. However, that’s not even the best part! He is also sending out a letter to educational institutions, explaining the students’ Constitutional right to pray in school.
That’s right. Our president is putting God back in school!
The guidance letter ie expected to be posted on the Federal Register on January 21, 2020.
Part of the letter reads:
Section 8524(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act and codified at 20 U.S.C. 7904(a), requires the Secretary to issue guidance to State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and the public on constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools. In addition, section 8524(b) requires that, as a condition of receiving ESEA funds, an LEA must certify in writing to its SEA that it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public schools as detailed in this updated guidance.
Education Week reports:
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, in its current and past versions, requires the U.S. Department of Education to provide guidance on prayer in schools every two years, but that guidance hasn’t been updated since 2003, a senior administration official said.
“President Trump is committed to making sure that people of faith, particularly children,” are not discouraged from constitutionally protected rights to pray, an administration official said in a conference call with reporters.
The new school prayer guidance, which will be published in the Federal Register Thursday Jan. 21, reiterates requirements under existing law that school districts must annually certify to their state departments of education that they have “no policy prohibiting participation in constitutionally protected prayer,” officials said. State education departments must have a process for fielding complaints the right to prayer has been violated, and they must report any complaints or lawsuits over school prayer to the federal Education Department, the guidance says.
Praise God. I am so happy that we have a president who actually cares about our Constitutional rights!
I always found it interesting that liberal lawmakers pushed for prayer to be removed from school, but then had the audacity to curse God and ask where he was when a shooting or other form of tragedy strikes. They kicked God out and then got angry when he wasn’t there. Makes no sense.