Monday, September 29, 2008

Supremem Court: kids no longer required to attend religion classes

San Jose, Costa Rica (The Tico Times) - The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court struck down a longstanding policy in public schools that required students to attend religious classes taught by Roman Catholic officials. The father of a female student at a high school in Cartago, east of San Jose, filed a request for an injunction against the practice in April, according to a court press release. School officials had threatened to expel his daughter if she refused to attend the classes. The ruling ordered the Education Ministry to make the necessary policy changes to end the practice.

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