|How is this not a disruptive form of prayer? |
Compared with this which isn't allowed in public schools!
Prayer in Public School - Overview of Governing Constitutional Principles
The history of prayer in public school is a story of legal interpretation. The relationship between religion and government in the United States is governed by the First Amendment to the Constitution, which both prevents the government from establishing religion and protects privately initiated religious expression and activities from government interference and discrimination. The First Amendment thus establishes certain limits on the conduct of public school officials as it relates to religious activity, including prayer.
Parkdale High School or PHS is a public magnet high school located at 6001 Good Luck Road, Riverdale Park, Maryland 20737. The principal is Mrs. Cheryl Logan. The September 2009 enrollment is approximately 2,172-students in grades nine through twelve. Parkdale's schools hours are from 7:45am until 2:25pm. There is a mandatory uniform policy in effect at this school. Parkdale is an International Baccalaureate (IB)magnet school and features a school-wide America's Choice School Design signature program. Charles Carroll Middle School and William Wirt Middle School feed into Parkdale.
Magnet Programs were first implemented in PGCPS in 1985, to fulfill a court ordered desegregation mandate. Up until as late as the late-80s, Prince George's County had been predominately white in terms of racial demographics. In order to desegregate mostly all-White schools in the school system, PGCPS created several magnet programs that eventually were instituted in over fifty schools, spread throughout the county.
By the late-1990s, the population demographics of the county had shifted towards a mostly African American majority.