A friend of mine is a preschool teacher here in Phoenix. The preschool she works at is technically a ‘private’ school. In other words it’s not free. They do however participate in the reduced lunch program. This school happens to be in a church. When I asked her if it was a Christian school or just using the church building, she told me that they don’t ‘teach’ Christian doctrine as part of the curriculum they did however have group prayer every day, they just don’t pray when food i.e. lunch is on the table. They pray before any food is present.
Reason…because of the reduced lunch program food served is funded by the government.
This is separation of Church and State in its simplest form.