Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Italic text copied from Fox News.com.

School Officials in Mass. Town Won't Let Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance

By Todd Starnes
Published June 29, 2010
 | FOXNews.com
When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance. 
So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited.
The Arlington, Mass., school committee has rejected the 17-year-old's request to allow students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, because some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it, according to a report in the Arlington Patch.
Harrington had presented school officials with a petition signed by 700 people, along with letters of support from lawmakers including Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. 
But the request to have the pledge recited failed when the committee's vote ended in a 3-3 tie.

I can think of NO reason this school, or for that matter the state, still receive Federal funds.  I would guess there are not enough people in the Federal government with balls.


LL said...

Why would anti-American communist/socialist teachers say the pledge of allegiance to a country they despise?

One would/should also ask why we pay them to teach - but I think union rules prohibit that... only in Amerika.

Opus #6 said...

What has our nation come to.

Opus #6 said...

Hold on. I have a question.

Wofat rides (what!) again?

WoFat said...

Opus, I shall never tell. Does Batman share secrets? Does the Green Hornet?

Amusing Bunni said...

This is outrageous. There are no balls in the gov't.