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This September, I enrolled my 8th-grade son in a new school. It was a radical switch--which was what I had in mind. At his previous institution of lower learning, so much attention had been paid to the externals of getting an education (sock color, hair length, not sitting on the school steps after 3:15 P.M.) that my son--who sometimes went out of control and did a little break-dancing on the blacktop during recess--developed an ulcer.
School prayer is not the issue. "Equal access" to school buildings for student-initiated Bible-study clubs and prayer sessions is not the issue.
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