Due to the recent influx of Muslims to the United States, many people want districts to set policies concerning whether or not the school should provide accommodations for religious practices, and if so, what steps should be taken. While some districts have no problem accommodating students' religious needs, others argue that accommodating one religion would require equal accommodations for all religions, which has potential to become overwhelming. The following analysis examines the different approaches arguing for and against the school's obligation to accommodate the students' right to practice prayer in public school; I propose that the most practical policy is for public schools to create simple, quiet spaces and excused time for students to practice their faith on school campuses.
"Fine Line Between Right and Requirement,"
Augsburg Honors Review: Vol. 3
, Article 11.
Available at: https://idun.augsburg.edu/honors_review/vol3/iss1/11