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Jersey Plan for Religion in School is Abandoned

Efforts to inject religious teaching in the public school system of the state, appear to be downed for at least this session of the Legislature. What was known as the religious feature of the McAllister Bill has definitely been withdrawn due to considerable opposition, and it is considered very unlikely that the bill itself will be acted upon by the Legislature, which is preparing to adjourn.

The religious provision of the McAllister Bill was modeled after the bill introduced by Assemblyman Rittenhouse, which went down to an overwhelming defeat in the Assembly last week. The defeat of the latter measure is believed to have foreshadowed the doom of the McAllister measure and hence the decision to dispense with it altogether. Jews throughout the state were especially strong in opposition to both measures.

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