USDOE's "Secretary's Letter on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools"

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An excerpt from the letter: 

"The guidance clarifies the rights of students to pray in public schools. As stated in the guidance, '...the First Amendment forbids religious activity that is sponsored by the government but protects religious activity that is initiated by private individuals' such as students. Therefore, '[a]mong other things, students may read their Bibles or other scriptures, say grace before meals, and pray or study religious materials with fellow students during recess, the lunch hour, or other noninstructional time to the same extent that they may engage in nonreligious activities.' Public schools should not be hostile to the religious rights of their students and their families." - Rob Paige 

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