Expert Comment on Religious Talk in the Classroom

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151December 19, 2006

Expert comment from the University of Pennsylvania

Religious Talk in the Classroom

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Dec. 19, 2006


  Kermit Roosevelt

  Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania


  Constitutional law expert

  Experienced in dealing with print, TV and radio reporters and editors


  "The teacher clearly violates the First Amendment by discussing religion in a history class.  The school has the authority to set the curriculum.  Theres a constitutional prohibition on religious proselytizing or indoctrination by state actors, which it sounds like he was doing."