Moment of Silence Bill (S.895-Amedore)

The Moment of Silence Bill would require public school students to observe a one-minute period of silent reflection at the start of each school day. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms supports this legislation and believes that it will benefit students by giving them an opportunity to organize their thoughts, relax, and—should they so choose—pray in a potentially challenging environment. It is far easier to succeed in a calm environment than in a stormy one. A moment of silence could also help students to perform better academically, and could reduce conflicts and disciplinary issues in the classroom.