Trump said that he can get prayer brought back to schools
In Massachusetts, one ( or more) school has decided that school children should not given any homework. The administrators feel that kids will learn more at home, via interactions with their family and friends, if they are not burdened by homework.
If children are no longer to be "burdened "with homework, how would the introduction of prayer into public schools offset the educational deficiency created by the lack of homework?
Of course, it wouldn't. Time spent saying prayers in public schools is time that should be used for teaching kids how to study , prepare for tests and most of all , how to think. Homework is critical to re-enforcing what is supposed to be taught/learned in school.
The emphasis should be placed on kids getting and doing homework, not on teaching and having them say prayers.
Trump's prayer idea is nonsense, as is the "no homework" idea.
If families want their kids to pray in school, they have the right to send their kids to religious schools, where prayers are said or learned. Prayers should not be any part of a public school education. Moreover, material in the form of homework should be part of both a public school and private school education.