I'm against the state and church uniting as one entity, yes. But just because the state provides money to schools doesn't mean they control it, or are not seperate. The schools should still be able to teach what they want, without it meaning the state and church aren't seperate. The court has it wrong there I think.
What I meant by a trade, was everyone should come out of highschool being a carpenter, nurse, doctor, evolutionist, priest, teacher, or electrician for instance. They should be able to walk out of there with a trade and get a job. The junk they teach is too general, nonspecific, and worthless. I passed math, algebra, English, and so on, but I can't tell you what an adverb is, or how determine the radious of what ever. I have a spell checker for words I can't spel. (hehe) I think I get my point across most of the time. I could care less about any of that junk unless I need it in my trade, and most trades don't need any of it except for the basics.
They should also teach every child what things you should consider before getting married, or having kids. What being a good parent is. Teach them how to manage finances. Things like this would prevent so many problems that cost billions and billions, not to mention all the heartaches, and destroyed lives. I know perents should teach things like this, but it ain't, oops, isn't happening.
Teach the kids how to read, show them all the possible jobs, make them decide, and teach them that trade, and how to be an adult. Make children decide what they want to do in life, instead of going through college wondering what they're going to do after they get out, and then getting a job at McDonalds. Make parents, children, and the schools responsible, instead of blaming each other because there's no plan.
Just my thoughts anyway.