The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education is grappling with the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, reviewing a handful of policies “meant to increase parental involvement and lump the pledge in with other First Amendment issues that come up at school.”
The Journal reports:
The newest proposal would encourage principals to consult with parents when students don’t want to say the pledge. It would treat a refusal to say the pledge like a number of other potential First Amendment issues, including student dress. If a student feels his or her rights are violated, he or she would ask the principal for an exemption.
The principal could grant it, deny it or call the student’s parents and let them make the decision.
I think I’d rather the see the schools just do away with the Pledge rather than spend time dealing with ‘policy issues’ related to it.
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