What are children to learn from MSA prayer incident?

March 16, 2011

I don't know what was more disturbing about the article on a city school holding prayer services before the upcoming Maryland School Assessments, the fact that extra classes are being scheduled on Saturdays in order to get students prepared to pass a test that assesses basic knowledge or that the president of the city principal's union, Jimmy Gittings, knew that the prayer session wasn't constitutional and yet supported it anyway — two years in a row if I'm reading the article correctly. ("Prayer service at city school called improper," March 14). One can only hope that the students don't learn the lesson from Mr. Gittings that it's OK to break laws that you don't agree with.

Brigitte Jacobson

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