I think all strict religion schools should be closed and turned into normal schools. Those who want to pray can pray at the beginning of the day, but noone is forced.
I remember when I was back in pre school, also super strict on the issue. I had to report every day cuz I wasnt paying attention to the prayers. So one day the teacher said I should join in like all others so I said I wasn't into religion. Then she said I would be better of somewhere els and she did'nt want me in class anymore. Took that offer with open arms and took the rest of the day off
. (Hey, religion got me a day off! Cool!)
Never had any problems after that :P.
Don't get me wrong here, I dont think anything is wrong with religion. If ppl want to believe in God, Allah, Bodah or any other Gods be my guest, your free to do what you like right?