Education: Varieties of Religious Experience

The linking of public education and religious teaching was under fire in two states last week.

>New Jersey's Commissioner of Education Charles Herbert Elliott forbade Milltown to give denominational teaching in its only grammar school during school hours. His decision that such teaching would be unconstitutional was buttressed by one parent who wrote: "I don't want [my daughter] to go to school to be taught to be a Roman Catholic or Protestant, but I do expect her to receive character education every hour of every day she is in school."

>New York City's School...

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