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Trial over yoga in schools to begin in California

May 20, 2013
Group contends that yoga is a form of religion and should not be taught in public schools.

A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools was scheduled to start today in San Diego, Calif. The San Diego Union Tribune says the lawsuit filed against the Encinitas Union School District by the National Center for Law & Policy has gained international attention. Several parents and guardian of students in the district accuse the district of violating laws regarding the separation of church and state by offering a curriculum that is spiritually based. District officials counter that the exercises practiced by students are far removed from any religious origins.

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