As long as our schools are run by the State, We need to follow our law of separation of Church and State. Can you imagine kids praying all day? We pay our taxes for EDUCATION, not Indoctrination. Leave that for the schools. I feel taking a moment of silence for a minute or two can be helpful to process difficult situations and events, but to have the Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and all the rest wanting to take time from the learning to pray in their faith would be chaotic and inappropriate in a State school.