Non-belief is a belief system like not collecting stamps is a hobby.
No, a non-belief is more like a non-action like "not doing anything on Saturday" or "Not thinking of a pink elephant".
You have to believe something and what you believe is passed on directly or indirectly in almost every interaction
you have with another human being. I think it's impossible to teach without passing some part of your belief system
onto your pupils. I think the question really is how much and of what kind is acceptable. For the most part people
have no problem with schools teaching morals and ethics like don't steal, don't hit, don't do drugs, and even don't cuss
at school which for the most part are non-controversial. The problem comes when you get into areas like don't be gay,
don't have sex, don't have abortions, don't have unprotected sex, or don't talk about sex at all where different groups
have different opinion. We are trying to walk this tightrope of regulating morality whether it's gay marriage, prostitution,
pot, or polygamy and also trying to keep the government out of the morality business. I think what we really need is a
simplified code of how we decide what falls in the "religion" realm and what falls in the "government can regulate" realm.
I think "live and let live" or "my rights end where your begins" would be a good start. That and getting the government
completely out of the public school system via vouchers so that we can stop confusing schools and government.
It's impossible to make every group happy while we insist on forcing every group into a single learning environment.