The French government announced this week, that a "secularism charter" will be placed in every school in the country by the end of September. The plan is only the latest in a series of recent controversies over the place of religion in French education.

French Education Minister Vincent Peillon announced on Monday a plan to post a "secularism charter in every [educational] establishment" by the end of September.

The document would appear in a prominent place in every school, and remind teachers and pupils of a list of secular, Republican principles.

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