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Board ignores moment of silence

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posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 10:21 AM
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Board ignores moment of silence


www.lincolncourier.com

EVANSTON - Evanston-Skokie School District 65 has decided to ignore legislation mandating a moment of silence in Illinois public schools, according to school board members.




The seven members of the district's board agreed they shouldn't force teachers in the district's 16 elementary and middle schools to observe the law. They took the action Monday after failing to get a waiver freeing the district from following the law.

"We have no intention of either prohibiting or forcing compliance," said board member Katie Bailey.

Illinois students are required to observe a moment of silence at the beginning of every school day under the law passed last month over Gov. Rod Blagojevich's veto.
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posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 10:21 AM
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Hi all! This is an AP news story on an issue that's local for me (Chicago Area). I look at this and applaud. I'm not an atheist, by the way, and I don't think a moment of "contemplation" during your day is a bad thing. But, I believe it should be a personal, individual choice of how and when you do it.
The story here, I think, is the fact that it's a law, passed in Illinois that requires a Moment of Silence to be observed by all schools, public and private. A LAW!
Now, the Evanston schools aren't the only schools who have been ignoring the law. I know that Woodland School District in Gurnee, IL, aren't enforcing this law either.

Good for them!
Cuhail


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