I was just thinking about this... Most schools that I know of expect and teach that everyone should say it. Those of us who didn't were often "talked to" by the teachers or administrators for being disrespectful... But I'm wondering about students who are not in fact a part of this country... Are they expected to say it as well? I only knew one exchange student, and it wasn't til HS, when it wasn't a big deal any more if you said it or not. SO I don't know if he was told to say it or not...Answer Question
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:55 AM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:11 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 12:27 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
No. In fact, no one is expected to say the pledge. Court cases over the last 30+ years have declared the pledge of allegiance as permissible in schools (see West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette for example), provided that it is voluntary. What might be expected is respect while others are engaged in the pledge. I have never seen a student required to say the pledge in my schools experience nor in any of my children.... IMO, perhaps some have chosen to be defiant during the pledge to draw attention to themselves and their cause moreso than have been quiet and respectful of others. Who knows.....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:35 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2011