ACLU Takes On Eden Schools

The Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union of Ohio has sent a let­ter to the super­in­ten­dent of the Edon North­west Local School Dis­trict ask­ing him to aban­don sec­tar­ian poli­cies and prac­tices that the ACLU claims vio­late the First Amend­ment to the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion. The let­ter comes as the ACLU is inves­ti­gat­ing reports that the school dis­trict handed out stu­dent hand­books ref­er­enc­ing overt reli­gious poli­cies and holds reli­gious assem­blies dur­ing school hours. Specif­i­cally, the Edon North­west Local School District’s stu­dent hand­book states: “As we strive to achieve our Vision and accom­plish our Mis­sion, we value… Hon­esty and Chris­t­ian val­ues.” The school dis­trict also has a long tra­di­tion of invit­ing min­is­ters to speak and pray at school assemblies.

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