Ten Commandments or not in a classroom would make not a bit of difference in how people behave while in class. Nor would any other philosophy, religion, or ideal. There have been times when I did question separation of church and state, ever since the Stokes Trial. Christianity was replaced by a new religion, one taught just as fervently: Evolutionism or Darwinism.
One thing I've noticed, since I graduated high school back in 89, is the marked lack of control educators and parents have in a child's schooling, and the kids know this. Kids know that they cannot be punished for their actions, and unless they break federal law, all criminal records will be sealed on their 18th birthday, which tells them loud and clear that they do not have to learn responsibility or accountability for their actions. If a parent disciplines, CPS is called in. If an educator disciplines, ACLU gets called in. Parents get fined and/or lose their kids, educators lose their jobs.
Bringing God back into the equation won't solve a thing. Shoot, I remember Christian groups when I was in high school...I've never met a more judgemental clique in all my years. However, if a religious group has a room of their own, like some science, chess, and language clubs, then they should be allowed to put whatever religious references they want.
[This message has been edited by Alicat (edited 10-15-2001).]