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The appeals court ruled that the board was allowed to enforce a policy that prohibits public schools from being used for “religious workshop services, or otherwise using a school as a house of worship.” While affirming that the Board of Education...


1. The subject is the eviction of around 70 churches renting space in New York City public schools.


2. - Around 70 Christian churches in New York City have a deadline set by the NYC Board of Education and Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg to leave public schools by February 12.

- The churches pay rent to use the space on Sundays when the schools are unoccupied.

- The New York State Senate voted 52-7 to block the order.


3.  The writer thinks that it is the churches' rights to rent public schools and hold worship services in them.


4. No, the writer's opinion is obvious because he presents more facts that support the churches and their rights than facts that oppose it.


5. The columnist is most likely a conservative or a Christian that supports the churches rights to public access.


6. This article was probably written for conservatives and Christians.


7. Yes, the writer cites quotes that mention the Constitutional provisions for the religious groups using government owned places. He also looks at how the eviction order and the use of public schools as places of worship have effected people.


Assignment B:

 The author employs the strategy of drawing the reader in by presenting the subject and point of the article to the reader. An example of this  is the first paragraph. The  author tells you exactly what the article is about so that it catches the reader's eye. Another strategy employed by the author is the use of quotes from various sources, both in support of the measure and against it. By doing this you can get both sides of the issue.