According to this CNN article there are actually states that would prohibt someone from teaching at a public school if they insisted on wearing religious clothing, such as a scarf, skullcap, or a cross. This is disturbing. I wonder which states these are.
Short List of states from research so far:
Excerpt: Pennsylvania and Oregon have laws that prohibit teachers from wearing religious clothing to schools. Both laws have been upheld in court challenges brought under the First Amendment and Title VII, the major anti-discrimination employment law. The courts reasoned that the statutes furthered the states’ goal of ensuring neutrality with respect to religion in the schools.
I support separation of church and state, but this is going a little far. I feel refusing to allow their teachers to practice their faith actually sends the wrong message to the children.