If the kids had a homework assignment that asked what the Lord's Prayer was, would you consider that a requirement to recite it?Well, wait a minute. What if the kids were required to recite the Lord's Prayer or make confession? I'm sure a lot of people would be having a problem with that.
Not terribly long ago students and parents were having a fit because a group of kids used the school cafeteria for after school youth group meetings. That one nut sued because he didn't want his snowflake saying "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. So how is it that now, only a few years later, schools are actually giving religious instruction, prayers and all? Why aren't the extremist atheists all over this, considering they gripe about everything else under the sun?
Schools are not "giving religious instruction, prayers and all", that's ridiculous. Look at the exhibit. Seriously.
It's a god damn homework assignment most likely given by a teacher who identifies as a Christian who couldn't help the fact that they had a student who's dad was so insecure in his faith to think that a portion of his daughter's world history class that teaches the history of Islam would somehow deny her the ability to rationally believe in whatever deity she wants. I also have a feeling that she's pretty immersed in Christianity in her everyday life outside of that 2 week course that (god forbid) teaches her something other than what she's been taught her whole life.
I'm an atheist (not an "extremist) and don't view this as a religious indoctrination. Most rational people see it this way.