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No more teacher-led prayer in Ala. kindergarten (Feb. 12, 2013)

After receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an Alabama school district has ended the teacher-led prayer of kindergarteners.

A concerned parent contacted FFRF after a kindergarten teacher at Clay Elementary School in Clay Ala., required students to learn a prayer and recite it several times throughout the school year.

FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel contacted Stephen Nowlin, the Jefferson County Schools Superintendent, in a Feb. 5 letter, calling this an egregious violation that must be ended.

The superintendent responded on Feb. 12, saying the teacher has been told she must stop leading prayer in the classroom, and that all teachers in the district have been instructed not to lead prayers.