2nd Thoughts on Moment of Silence

March 5, 2008

Author: Ray Long, Jeffrey Meitrodt and Stephanie Banchero

Source: Chicago Tribune


Most legislators thought it was a terrific idea last fall when they required students in Illinois schools to have a moment of silence to pray or reflect, but House lawmakers now think they could have used a few more moments for reflection themselves before they put the law in place.

The House voted Tuesday to reverse the requirement after getting an earful of complaints from school administrators and teacher unions who found the requirement poorly thought out and unenforceable.