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Hey Illinois – Looks like prayer is back in the schools.

Is this a good thing, or a not so good thing, what do you think?
Schools may again require moment of silence.
Students could begin the class day with quiet time as soon as next week.
January 14, 2011|By Tara Malone, Tribune reporter
Illinois education officials on Friday alerted schools that the federal injunction banning a mandatory moment of silence had been lifted, opening the door for schoolchildren to again begin the class day with a period of silent prayer or reflection.

“This action means the (Silent Reflection and Student Prayer) Act is now in effect,” read part of a message that the Illinois State Board of Education sent to school principals and district superintendents.

Tuesday is the soonest that schools could begin the observance because classes are canceled Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.

This article was found at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-01-14/news/ct-met-moment-of-silence-0115-20110114_1_silent-reflection-mandatory-moment-regional-superintendent

For an interesting perspective, also take a look at: http://www.suntimes.com/3311606-417/moment-students-schools-silence-already.html


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