A San Diego-area school system has made yoga sessions available for students, with a goal of mild exercise, stress relief, and relaxation.
Some parents aren’t happy.
They say the classes — part of a comprehensive program offered to all public school students in this affluent suburb north of San Diego — represent a violation of the First Amendment.
After the classes prompted discussion in local evangelical churches, parents said they were concerned that the exercises might nudge their children closer to ancient Hindu beliefs.
If doing the plough is enough to undermine the faith of the children, that faith is as sad and puny as the parents’ fearfulness is great.