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See You At The Church-State Wall: Flagpole Prayer Organizers Must Play By The Rules

Tomorrow is “See You At The Pole 2011,” an annual prayer observance at public schools. Students gather around the flagpoles at their schools before classes to engage in Christian devotions.

Because most of these SYATP events are voluntary and student-initiated, they generally do not violate the constitutional separation of church and state. Each year, however, Americans United gets complaints about schools where teachers and administrators participate inappropriately. Read more

See You At The Courthouse?: When Educators Join In Student 'Pole' Prayers, It's A Legal Violation

It's that time of year again! This morning, students across the country gathered for prayer at their public schools' flagpoles for "See You At the Pole" (SYATP). Read more