What Year was Prayer Taken Out of Schools?

The Supreme Court issued two bans on prayer in public schools, the first was in 1962 and the second in 1963. The decision to ban prayer from public schools was made as a result of the Supreme Court’s interpretations of the 1st Amendment in rulings on court cases mostly occurring in the early 1960’s. To learn more about the cases that lead to the Supreme Court’s ruling, go to