No way. If people want their kids to have a religious education then they should pay for it as an 'extra'. I think its so so wrong to teach it in public schools where there is an array of cultures and religions present. We send DS1 to a Catholic school because he is baptised and the public school here is shocking. It doesn't bother me too much that he is being taught religion even though I am atheist but he did come home the other day and tell us "Jesus loves us all" :-/ eek. This is KINDY!