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Pledge of Allegiance in Schools

Massachusetts Supreme Court Decides Pledge of Allegiance Case

Brad Reid | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Brad Reid

The Massachusetts Supreme Court decided on May 9 that "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance as recited in public schools does not discriminate against non-religious students.

Make Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance Mandatory as an Educational Tool

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Steven Kurlander

Making students stand up and say the pledge each morning is not a jingoistic act of American imperialism or a violation of a student's rights, as some would argue. It's simply a statement of patriotism.

Teacher Suspended For Making Student Say The Pledge Of Allegiance

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in Florida has returned to the classroom after a suspension for requiring one of her students, a Jehovah's Witne...

School's Pledge Of Allegiance Canceled Because... Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents

A high school principal in Nebraska called off the Pledge of Allegiance last week, citing the government shutdown as his reason for doing so. Pat ...

Stand Up for Liberty by Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Erik Nielson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Erik Nielson

It never ceases to amaze me that, day after day, otherwise rational parents allow their impressionable young children to partake in a ritual so rooted in conformity that it seems inimical to the principles of freedom and individualism that underpin our country.

Ariz. Bill Requires Students To Swear Oath To Constitution Under God To Graduate

Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

Two Arizona lawmakers are stirring Constitutional debate and threats of legal action after introducing bills that would require the state's students t...

Michigan House Passes Pledge Of Allegiance, Flag Mandate

Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

The Michigan House last week passed legislation requiring every state public school to set aside time for the Pledge of Allegiance, and every classroo...

Nebraska To Require Public Schools To Allocate Time For Pledge Of Allegiance

Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

The Nebraska Board of Education on Friday unanimously voted to approve a rule change that will make it mandatory for the state’s public schools to s...

State Senate Backs Bill Requiring Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools

Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

A bill that requires every Michigan public school student to start the day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance has been approved by the state Senate....

Why One Group Wants This Out Of Schools

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

By Associated Press BROOKLINE, Mass. -- A group in one Massachusetts town wants to ban students from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the publi...

One Nation Under God?

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Religion aside, children should not be required to utter pledges and oaths of any kind. Uncritical declarations of loyalty, to country or to God are anti-educational.