Some discussions need to stay out of schools
So, I am almost but not quite tired of reading that prayer and Bible reading are not allowed in public schools. Anyone can pray and read the Bible in public schools. The constitutional amendment separating church and state was interpreted to mean that people can’t be forced to pray or read the Bible in public schools.
When I was growing up, my class would stand up and pray out loud every morning. While I was Ok with that because I am a Christian, I understood my Jewish friends weren’t, so I had no problem with ending the practice. I also had no problem with high school students not being forced to read and write about the Bible in class.
Being forced to do something against one’s religion should not be a practice in public schools.
Similarly, I don’t understand all the hoopla about transgender people using the bathroom that they want to use. I don’t know if the person in the stall next to me is a man or a woman, and can only guess based on their outward appearance when they are not in the stall. For all I know, many transgender people have been using the same bathroom I use. So far, none of them have asked me to change my gender. As long as I don’t have to have that conversation, I don’t care who uses the bathroom, as long as they wash their hands after. William Wetmore, Waldorf