prior to 1st grade stick with berenstein bears and curious george, but from first grade till graduate studies beyond 16 or 20 years of education all public school need to include religious texts books from all faiths and philosophies, but particularly religious faith. It has been legal to do this in America since the 1960s and any lawyer and the supreme court justices especially Anthony Scallia can confirm this for any governors and public school district administrators for America. And it should be done internationally. The best writers in the world come from religion because they teach lessons on love, service, faith, hope, honor, and the opposite of all of these and the consequences of a family members that does not have any of these qualities or virtues. I personally study the NJB new jerusalem bible, but I know that many families rely on other faiths and it is important to let all students of all ages read and talk about any faith that is used in the world including judaism, islam, mormons, scientology, buddishm, confucious, witchcraft, magic, wouijja boards, gambling, the new age that is similar to b.c. before christ. multigod religions like greek and roman faiths from the middle ages, lutheranism, baptists, christian denominations and non demoninationals. I cannot tell anyone what is best for your family. But I know that if every child is able to talk about, and have silent time to pray daily at class that they will be more open and respectable towards each other's values. We as humans are not allowed to judge other humans and other families. If they have gotten their prayer life and their relatives to heaven with their faith over the centuries than God Bless them. What a faith is called is not as important as how a person lives their life. But american schools, teachers and districts are told to teach that god is not allowed in class, they cannot pray, and that they do not belong to the family of God. That is why kids feel depressed, and buy guns, and contraception, and have sex before marriage, and watch or expose themselves in movies because they do not feel beloved. And they use these actions to hurt each other and we have events like colorado when a kid grabs a gun and shoots his classmates, teachers, or random people in a batman movie. I prefer schools that allow discussion on faith, and I was lucky enough to have a family that sent me to a school that shared the faith of my grandparents: roman catholic from 1st grade through 12th grade in california at holy name of mary and saint damien high, and my sisters went to saint lucy's, and my friends also attended pomona catholic. I am not a judge on what is the best faith, but I do know that my family has grandparents that both had 50 year golden anniversaries before going back to god in heaven, and my parents have been together for 42 years and are almost at their 50th anniversary as roman catholics and it has not been an easy 42 years. Every marriage takes prayer, and effort for it to survive. So let children read and compare and decide if the values their parents have are best or if they values they learn in these interfaith discussions are better for their future as adults and future members of society as blessedly single, blessedly married, or religiously ordained. Last point as a roman catholic we have a ton of fun, and much of the world criticizes us. But I will tell you as an artist that the most beautiful piece of art I have ever seen of unconditional, sacrificial love is the face of jesus in the SHROUD OF TURIN. Many people love the smiling, blue eyes, and long hair in many paintings. But I love the face of my savior: Viva Cristo Rey in the Shroud of Turin because he know I would need to be redeemed from my choices in life too long after Easter Resurrection and A.D Anno Domini Feliz Navidad.