School Catches Backlash for Eliminating Pledge of Allegiance, Here's How They're Responding
An elementary school in Atlanta recently decided to eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance from the beginning of the school day due it not being “inclusive” enough, which doesn’t make a lick of sense, seeing as how it transcends all races, genders, creeds, ect.
Anyway, as a result of this decision, the school received a massive amount of backlash, which isn’t totally unexpected. Now, it seems the school has changed its tune and is taking a different course of action.
“One change that we made to our morning meeting agenda this year is that we will not be including the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance each morning,” Zelski wrote, adding that children will continue to stand in participation of the school’s “Wolf Pack Chant.”Advertisement - story continues below
The move to eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance was made in an effort to kick off the school day as a “fully inclusive and connected community,” according to Zelski, who added that the school would create and incorporate a new pledge for the students over the coming months.
The update, published on the school’s website and signed by Lia Santos, governing board chair, reveals the school’s latest position on the Pledge of Allegiance.Trending:
“Starting next week, we will return to our original format and provide our students with the opportunity to recite the Pledge during the all-school morning meeting,” Santos wrote.
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Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School has and will continue to provide students with an opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each school day. In the past, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited during our all-school morning meeting, but at the start of the school year, the daily practice was moved to classrooms. This change was done in compliance with state law [O.C.G.A. 20-2-310 (c)(1)] and aligned Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School with most other schools in the state who also say the Pledge of Allegiance in individual classrooms. However, it appears there was some miscommunication and inconsistency in the rollout. Starting next week, we will return to our original format and provide our students with the opportunity to recite the Pledge during the all-school morning meeting.
At ANCS, our priority is to provide our students with a safe and dynamic learning environment where they cultivate a love for learning, develop self-knowledge, and are constantly challenged to excel. We support our students in their growth and see it as our duty as educators to respect their First Amendment rights.
We are working together with the school administration to ensure we address concerns and feedback from our school family, while continuing to uphold and support the rights of every member of our school community.
This just goes to show you that teachers being pushed out of major universities these days are being indoctrinated from cradle to grave with progressive thought, including a rather unsavory view of America and patriotism that is now seeping through them into the public schools.
Children are no longer receiving education that will equip them to be critical thinkers and engage the world of ideas they encounter on the journey of life. Instead they are being told a brand new definition of right and wrong, kids are taught what to think, instead of how to think.
If this trend isn’t stopped soon, it could spell disaster for our the future of our nation.