I saw in the news today two reports of incidents of students being told by their teachers not to bring a Bible for free reading time:
A story in Houston, TX, from a local news affiliate:
A story in Broward County, FL - note that the news sources are WND and Yeshiva daily:
I don’t think this is a disturbing new trend, but rather an example of poorly-informed teachers, who are low in proportion but high enough in number that they make the news. The teachers I know consider their students with fairness and treat them with a sense of independence and self-determination appropriate to their age.