There will always be prayer in public schools, as long as there are tests.
Do you have crucifixes in state school rooms?
(We in Italy have, since I think 1929, they are the subject of a certain polemic. In my high school on day 1 the crucifix was immediately put in a drawer of the teacher's desk. I remember one teacher entering on first day and saying: "I see you already made the crucifix disappear. Well done").
Sometimes common sense works better than legislative battles.
Not that I'm aware of, but there may be religious symbols in some rural schools, particularly in the south, where complaining about it, while it would get them removed, would get a family completely ostracized in the community.
Even in Northwest Arkansas we didn't prayer in school.
Instead we were demanded to worship the football team.
Here in Texas, as far as I know, religious symbols and the like are not allowed. Of course, as the poster above me mentioned, we are required to love and have faith in our sporting programs (football and baseball).
My kids are in private catholic school, but play on the football team that feeds into public school (city team), since our school doesn't go all the way to highschool, he enters public school in 7th grade). He wants to go to public, though, to play sports. Friday night lights is HUGE here in Texas. And as a season ticket holder to the Texas Longhors, he gets lots of football exposure.
Back on topic...
I've had guns drawn on me, twice, while taking photographs.
The first was near a large farm. I was on the road (not private property) setting up with a 4x5, to take a photo of a tree. While under the cloth, I heard yelling, so I turned to see an old man, with a shotgun, heading my way. A few seconds later, his son came running, yelling "Dad. Stop!" The son got the gun from his father, apologized to me, explaining that "Dad" had Alzheimer's, and they should probably lock up his guns. Good idea...
The other time was frightening. I was hired by a DC real estate management company to photograph some of the buildings they managed. Mostly office buildings, but there were a few embassies, too. For some of the embassies there were very specific rules. One was the Saudi Embassy. I could only photograph from the street, and it had to be done at a certain time of day. The company I was working for cleared everything with the embassy secretary, and I was set to go. I arrived at the appointed time, and began working. Within 3-4 minutes, about 6 guys, with guns out, were running at me, screaming (I can only assume it was abusive, as it was in Arabic). They grabbed my camera ( an SLR) and had me lay on the ground. A few minutes later, a few DC police cars arrived, as well as a handful of big black SUV's from the State Department. I explained to the cops, and State Department guys, what I was doing. At that point, the Secretary came out, apologizing because he'd forgotten to tell his security guys to expect me. I was allowed to finish, but 2 of the security guys followed me around.
We certainly did pray when I went to school in Tennessee, but that was 1969 (first grade) - 1981 (high school graduating class.) I'm not sure if they've been dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century yet or not. I'm reasonably certain they aren't yet to the 21st.