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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

People of State of Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education

Volume 4 . Chapter 12 . § 12-02

People of State of Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education9 § 12-02

In 1940, interested members of the Jewish, Roman Catholic, and a few of the Protestant faiths formed a voluntary association in Champaign, Illinois, called the Champaign Council on Religious Education. The council obtained permission from the local board of education to offer classes in religious instruction to public school pupils in grades four to nine inclusive. Classes were made up of pupils whose parents signed printed cards requesting that their children be permitted to attend. Classes were held weekly, 30 minutes for the lower grades and 45 minutes for the higher. The council employed the religious teachers at no expense to the school authorities, but the ...

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