Religious Freedom in the US Part II

I talked previously about France outlawing head coverings in schools, and about a couple US states that allow schools to prohibit teachers from wearing religious head coverings.

However, there is a School in Oklahoma in the news that bans all “hats, caps, bandannas or jacket hoods inside school buildings.” A Muslim girl’s parents have sued for the right of their child to wear a head scarf. And the Dept of Justice is thankfully supporting the side of the parents.

“No student should be forced to choose between following her faith and enjoying the benefits of a public education.” — Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Alex Acosta

Hopefully, this will just be another case among many where an individual school makes a poor decision in crafting its rules, and need the courts to explain the constitution to them.