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'Moment of Reflection' Banned in Illinois Schools

The morning routine at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire will be 10 seconds shorter Friday after a federal judge banned the moment of silence mandated in public schools in Illinois.

Like many of their counterparts, Stevenson students have been asked to reflect or pray at the same time each day since last October, when Illinois passed the law. On Thursday a judge halted that requirement while he figures out if the law passes constitutional muster.

Not all Illinois schools heeded the law. Administrators for districts that did comply said they didn't foresee much impact from dropping the moment in the school year's waning days.

Stevenson junior Aliya de Grazia welcomed the change, saying she looked forward to a moment-free start of the day.

"I didn't have a problem so much with the idea of us reflecting in school," said de Grazia, a junior who walked out of her first-period

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Added: May-30-2008 
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  • American kids need every second of education... And then some...

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  • Seems like the more and more we try to take religion out of schools the more and more we hear about school shootings....Um, connection maybe???

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  • Stevenson High School
    is a neo-darwinist, racist, school.
    1% black enrollment, compared to statewide 20%
    3% hispanic compared to statewide 19%

    One thing is certain,, their football team(patriots) will continue to huddle in prayer before each game,, and continue to beat the snot out of unamerican, pimple faced, nazi nerds with atheistic, litigious, parents.
    God bless america.

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  • Pat Robertson%u2019s money for his gold mines, Heggie%u2019s spewing hate, Pink Hairdo weirdo woman on TBN bagging for monies and threatening damnation, Foot tapp%u2019n bathroom politicians winning votes with conservative lies, then %u2026well then doing what ever they do in the bath room with their friends, Kids married off at 12 in Texas, Priests and dozens of young boys%u2026 sure is something I would be proud to follow.

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  • Please keep your god to yourself, thank you.

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