Religion & Education
Since the beginning of this country, there has been a tension between church and state. Between the ability to freely practice one's own beliefs and the limitation by the state to keep some from imposing their beliefs on others. This tension resulted in the founders writing a dual pronged religion approach into the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
This two clause religion provision has resulted in a tension continuing to exist for 200 years in the law of the United States. Frequently, this tension manifests itself in public schools.