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Hinduism in public schools

CHICAGO — A federal court in Illinois partially granted a former high school student’s motion to certify a class of all students who participated in Chicago Public Schools’ “Quiet Time program” between 2015 and 2019. The student has sufficiently alleged that the program was presented as being secular, but featured “hidden” Hindu religious elements, such as chanting Sanskrit mantras that honored Hindu deities and were not “meaningless,” as the student was told.

Read the ruling here.

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