Even in India, secular education is the rule

We in the West often lament how secular our schools have become. Teachers and administrators rigidly enforce this. In the United States an organization called ‘Church and State’ exists solely to keep religion from interfering with governmental functions. The irony of this is that the founders of the USA put the establishment clause (separation of church and state) in the new nation-state’s constitution to keep the government from interfering with individual religious belief. In a public lecture in India, in 1972, Srila Prabhupada said, “Now, in our schools and colleges, if there is question of studying Bhagavad-gita, the state will not allow. Is it not.It is banned!”