The Supreme Court upheld a released-time program on the grounds that the religious instruction did not take place on school property or require the expenditure of public funds, and there was no evidence that students were being pressured into attending the religious classes.
In Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education
Although Zorach remains good law, released-time programs have largely been replaced by policies allowing religion-oriented students to have equal access to school facilities. In Board of Education v. Mergens
Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education
Religion, establishment of
Religion, freedom of