Zorach v. Clauson: Leaving School Early for Religious Education is Ruled Constitutional

Zorach v. Clauson: Leaving School Early for Religious Education is Ruled Constitutional

Zorach v. Clauson

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Argued: Zorach v. Clauson The Supreme Court will rule 6-3 that a voluntary "released time" program permitting public school students to leave school early for religious instruction is constitutional.

Charles H. Tuttle, speaking for the Greater New York Coordinating Committee on Released Time of Jews, Protestants, and Roman Catholics, says:

"The facts show that in the State of New York some 200,000 children are exercising this privilege. Their parents fear the expansion of the public school system, the added homework and arguments for lengthening the school day.

They fear that under conditions of today the momentum of secularism is pushing religion and the church into the backwaters of life."
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