Religion, and controversy, always part of U.S. education

Religious freedom has always been a given in American life, but religious education has had a different road–a path rarely without controversy as it tries to find a place in a secular and worldly democracy, Reuters reports. While a rise in the number of Islamic schools in the United States is the latest new trend, religious education in general–and controversy over which religion is more “American”–goes back to the beginnings of the country, historians say…

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