In Illinois we can speak again.

A moment of silence no more.

Last year as thousands of students, community activists and teachers converged on Springfield demanding that the legislature and the governor solve the state’s school yearly funding problem, the legislature turned a deaf ear. Instead the legislature found time to pass a law requiring a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day. This was a back-door school prayer law and most saw through it. Most districts have ignored the law, at least for the time being.

Yesterday, Judge Robert Gittleman expanded his order stopping the moment of silence nonsense from one school and applied it to all Illinois schools.

Northbrook Elementary District 27 superintendent, David Kroeze, wrote,

“We oppose the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act because it imposes an unnecessary and unworkable state mandate which serves no educational purpose.”

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