GodsBigBlog: Does a Teacher Have the Right to Wear a Muslim Headscarf? A Nun’s Habit? A Sikh’s Turban? Not in Every State

Three states still have laws on the books prohibiting public school teachers from wearing religious garments in the classroom.

According to the Associated Press, the century-old bans were originally aimed at Catholic clergy and religious. But more recent attempts by a Muslim and a Sikh to strike down these laws have failed.

For details, check out the Associated Press report.

What do you think? Do teachers have the right to wear religious garments in the classroom? Or is their wearing of a headscarf, a turban, or a priest’s collar an establishment of  religion in the schools?

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