It’s a lesson that school officials can learn the easy way or the hard way: Schoolhouses are not churches.

The actions of two West Virginia school systems in recent months illustrate this quite clearly. Both school systems erred by forcing religious views onto a captive audience of students, but one chose costly litigation while the other sought to learn more about how to respect students’ constitutional rights.

Read the rest of this opinion piece by interim executive director Eli Baumwell on West Virginia Watch by clicking here.