Letting God Back In

Prayer, long banned from schools, is making a post-terror comeback. No one is protesting yet

The morning's guest speaker, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, took the stage at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. "Everyone stand up, hold hands with your neighbor and repeat after me," he instructed. Before long, the gymnasium broke into a rousing call-and-response chant. It could have been a school pep rally, except that many of the students and teachers had their heads bowed, and they were calling out prayers for each other and peace on earth. "Afterward we asked our teachers, 'Is he actually allowed to do that?'" recalls senior Ankur Shah, 16, a Hindu who...

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