The matter of religion and the schools has again surfaced in the public forum, both in Canada and the United States. Public officials, private groups, and individual parents have shown renewed interest in the place of religion in education. The decline of established religion, the erosion of personal religious involvement, and the increased ignorance of the historical role of religion have been linked to its absence in the public schools. Furthermore, some see the waning of public morality and Christian values as reciprocally related to the complete secularization of public education. All of this has sparked intense debate. Concern regarding a religiously hollow curriculum, an absence of moral guidance, and a lack of spiritual vision in public education is growing. Also on the rise is the number of parents choosing private schools, even home schooling, for their children.