Religion in Schools
For centuries, religion in schools has been a major discussion point in the argument of separation of church and state. Religion is a major aspect of not only in American culture, but all over the world. If schools across America would take a real look at teaching about religion, they would see the multiple benefits it could provide. There are multiple opinions about this subject, many with a variety of responses, but have all aspects of the situation been thought of? If schools taught about religion instead of actually teaching religion, students could learn about differences in cultures and the differences in their peers. By students learning about diversity, there could end up being a greater acceptance of others overall.
When it comes to the argument of religion being taught about within schools there are multiple people who would benefit from reading and doing research. One major beneficiary would be the students. If parents of students participating in programs teaching about religion would realize what their children could get from learning these things, they would more than likely be more open to the idea. Students already are enrolled in classes that cover some aspects of other cultures, but do they really learn enough to understand why others live the way they do, and learn to accept the differences. By going in depth about other cultures and the religions associated with them, students might come to the realization at an early age that everyone is different for a variety of reasons, and it isn’t right to expect everyone to be the same. This lesson is not only important for young children but adults, and students could carry what they learn home with them.
Another person, or group of people, that would benefit from the teaching of religions in school would be the variety of students who practice other religions. Christianity is the religion most think of being taught in America when religion in schools is mentioned, however...