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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Moment of Silence in schools passes Senate

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Moment of Silence in schools passes Senate
Moment of Silence in schools passes Senate
The Senate passed a moment of silence bill.

DESANTIS FOR COMMENT ON THISBILL.

HIS OFFICE HAS YET TORESPOND.THE GOVERNOR WILL NOW DECIDEWHETHER PUBLIC SCHOOLS AREREQUIRED TO OFFER MOMENTS OFSILENCE.SENATORS GAVE FINAL LEGISLATIVEAPPROVAL OF HOUSE BILL 529 THISMORNING, 32 TO 6.

CURRENT LAWONLY ALLOWS FOR A MOMENT OFSILENT REFLECTION.

THIS BILLREQUIRES IT FOR 1-2 MINUTESTHE START OF EACH SCHOOL DAY.TEACHERS ARE ALSO NOT ALLOWED TOSUGGEST HOW STUDENTS CAN USETHAT TIME.

SUPPORTERS AREHOPEFUL IT WILL BENEFIT STUDENTO PAUSE BRIEFLY BEFOREBEGINNING THEIR DAY.

OPPONENTSWORRIED THE POLICY IS TOO CLOSETO PROMOTING RELIGION IN SCHOOL."It puts at jeopardy thatseparation of church and state.It can lead to a situation wherechildren are put in anuncomfortable situation." BUTO "If they do nothing but sitand meditate for one minutecan make a world of difference."WITH THE GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE,THE POLICY WOULD TAKE

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