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But shouldn't children be taught about history, and their culture? Whether or not you think it is a good thing, religion has played a major part in historical events, and an important cultural reference.
Do you think they should only be taught American history? You're right religion has played a major role in almost every country. Shall we teach the children how many lives have been claimed by religions as well? Afterall it is history.
No of course I don't think they should only be taught American history, and yes I think children should learn about wars etc caused by religion (I'm not American by the way)
The problem is they don't have the time nor training to teach about thousands of religions. Could you imagie having to pick and choose which religious topics should be taught? Just leave them out of schools, in my opinion.
I just googled the law about religion in public school.
The answer is no. My sister worked for a school system in our state.
You can talk about the bible as historical but not put a faith system in the schools! Google it!
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But it violates church and state.
In a religious school it's okay.
Not in public school when you can't even have a Christmas Tree.
Lor since when does teaching the subject of religion violate the separation of church and state. In a multicultural world children need to get a comprehension of other ethnic groups and beliefs otherwise they'll grow up in ignorant bigotry.
You can not teach religion in a public school
How old are you.
Public school public funding.
There is a separation of church doctrine nd teaching it in a public school.
I went to catholic school. I suggest you check the constitution .
Amber Vyn, you are correct in your discussion. It is very important that education of the major religions should be provided to the students as a part of history. Separation of church and state does not apply to history studies.
Lor, you are confusing school prayer and the Church evangelical teaching of Christianity with the factual, historical comparitive teaching of religion designed to engender kids with an understanding of the world.