Religion in the Schools – A Vehicle for Inclusivity


Lozano Smith Client News Brief
In advance of his upcoming free seminar at California State University Fresno, attorney Michael Smith, joined by associate Josh Whiteside, talks with host Devon Lincoln about the role that religion plays in the lives of public school students and their teachers and other staff, and how schools can create a climate of inclusivity and support for students of every background and faith tradition. For more details on the upcoming seminar, see the show notes below.

Show Notes & References
  • 10:13 Kennedy v. Bremerton School Dist. 869 F.3d 813 (2017); School District Need Not Accommodate Coach’s Request to Publicly Pray at Football Games (Client News Brief: October 2017)
  • 12:35 Equal Access Act (20 U.S.C. § 4071 et seq.)
  • 14:23 See Ed. Code, §§ 52, 53.
  • 16:05The Satanic Temple Seeks Access to Public Elementary Schools Nationwide (Client News Brief: September 2016)
  • 22:04 Abington v. Schempp (1963) 374 U.S. 203
  • 34:06 Fair Education Act (Ed. Code, § 51204.5.)
  • 40:05 Assembly Bill (AB) 1248;New Law Entitles Students To Wear Tribal Regalia Or Recognized Objects Of Religious, Ceremonial Or Cultural Significance As An Adornment At School Graduation Ceremonies (Client News Brief: January 2019)
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