As lawsuits multiply and partisans continue to squabble over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning migration from six majority-Muslim nations, liberals in the mainstream media have been pushing the line that America’s historic tolerance of religious diversity no longer extends to adherents of the Islamic faith. A just-released Education Next survey tells a different story.
My colleagues and I asked a representative sample of Americans: “Do you support or oppose allowing a group of Muslim students to organize an after-school club at your local public school?” It was the same question EdNext asked in 2008. We framed it that way because the Supreme Court’s 2001 decision in Good News Club v. Milford Central School found banning such clubs was a violation of students’ religious freedom.
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