Our review of the practices of schools in districts across the state indicates that—nearly 17 years after Santa Fe was first filed, and nearly 12 years since the Supreme Court’s opinion—many Texas school districts continue to violate the First Amendment in ways remarkably similar to the violations catalogued by the trial court in Santa Fe. Often these practices are not only violations of the First Amendment, but also violations of school districts’ own internal policies and Texas law regarding religious freedom.

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