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Religious leaders urge State Board of Education to require students to learn about church-state ban

A group of religious leaders urged the State Board of Education on Wednesday to reverse an earlier decision and require high school students to study the constitutional protections for religious freedom in the U.S.  Members of the Texas Faith Network criticized the social conservative bloc and other Republicans on the board for rejecting a proposal in March to require that students in U.S. government classes be taught the reasons behind the prohibition of a state religion in the Bill of Rights. Social conservatives have sharply questioned legal rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court that affirmed separation of church and state – including a ban on school-sponsored prayer.
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