Discussion of Function of Church and State in Public Education in the U.S.

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Religion in relation to public education has been a topic of keen interest in the U.S. It has two components: one deals with the theme of religious content in the curriculum and the other concerns fringe benefits to nonpublic schools. And, where the State stands, the decisions and measures made by the U.S. Supreme Court concern religious matters in public schools.

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Wang, F. (2014) Discussion of Function of Church and State in Public Education in the U.S.. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 289-295. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.29047.

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