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    I do yoga and tai-chi. I would never allow my children to do either without me there. Fact is it CAN be religious. And in a public school there is no guarantee as to what they are teaching as you are not there. I remember when I was in 6th grade we had a meditation course, it was way weird and the guy talked about imagining yourself free, no restrictions, no clothing. I got up and left. I would never want to put my children in an uncomfortable place like that before they were mature enough to know their own boundaries.

    I do teach the children yoga and tai-chi myself and would allow them to take martial arts courses IF I personally knew the instructor and trusted them. I don't know any well enough or agree with them enough to put my boys in it. It is something that is a bit of a conflict to me as I would like them to learn it, but without any religions attached.. and though it is often said nothing is mentioned, it often is anyway.
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    I think though when putting your kids in public school you put some amount in trust that they are following the rules. Yes, it's not often the case but it doesn't seem the parents are interested in learning more....I just read an article about how they are suing and it just seems to be that they *think* it might be religious but have no proof. Bizarre to me.

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    Of course, if you put your child in public school you have to realize they have total control and can make parental decisions for your child while they are there. Just depends if you trust them or not. I would opt out if my kiddos were in school, just like I would opt out for halloween/santa/easter bunny.. I would probably want to see science and history books.. yeah I am a pain, it is a good thing I can homeschool LOL
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    Oh I don't disagree with questioning anything you are concerned about. I just think in this case they making mountains out of molehills. But in general, my kids wouldn't be in a school that I doubted all the time.

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