An Alabama lawmaker is seeking to let public school teachers begin each day by reading opening prayers that were given in Congress. The House Education Policy held a public hearing Wednesday on the legislation. The bill would set aside 15 minutes at the start of each school day to study the procedures of Congress, and give a verbatim reading of a congressional opening prayer. Bill sponsor, Rep. Steve Hurst, says teachers could choose a prayer that related to the day's lesson. He says teachers might choose a prayer that was said on a particular day in history. Opponents say the proposal is unconstitutional. Susan Watson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, says the proposal is teacher-led prayer being dressed up as a civics lesson.