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A Program for Finding Common Ground on Issues Related to Religious Liberty and the First Amendment in Public Schools sponsored by...

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association

The First Amendment Center, Vanderbilt University

The California Three Rs Project is based on the principles of American democracy and citizenship incorporated in the First Amendment of the Constitution and how these apply in a public school setting.

The California Three Rs Project is partly based on ideas in Finding Common Ground by Charles C. Haynes and Oliver Thomas, a First Amendment guide to religion and public education published by the First Amendment Center. This document outlines the Rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, and the Responsibilities that citizens have to protect and defend the rights of all Americans [even those with whom they disagree], and the Respect that is necessary to maintain civil discourse about issues when people disagree because of deeply held beliefs.