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Dr. Apple is the principal of a small elementary school in a metropolitan school district. One of her best teachers asked her first-graders to make a poster depicting things for which they were thankful. One student made a poster expressing thanks for Jesus. Posters were displayed in the school’s hallway. The student’s poster was removed but later returned in a less prominent place. The next year, the student was chosen to read a story to the class. The student selected an adaption of a biblical story.
- Should the student be permitted to read his biblical story? Why or why not?
- What is the legal issue surrounding both the poster and the biblical story?
- What legal risks does the school incur (if any) if it permits either or both of these activities?
- What legal risks does the school incur if it denies either or both of these practices?
- How would the courts likely rule in both cases?