Insanity. A Massachusetts school who had taken away the Pledge of Allegiance has finally decided to bring it back…just once a week But, the story doesn’t stop there. Now, students are required to bring a permission slip back from their parents to allow them to participate. Via The Blaze:
“It’s uncomfortable. The pledge is a promise, and I’ve always taught my kids to think very carefully before making any promise. It’s not a decision I want to make for them,” parent Judi Puritz Cook, who has two sons at Devotion School, told the Brookline Tab.
According to a letter sent to parents last week by Principal Gerardo Martinez, the school is implementing the Pledge in order to comply with state law.
“In order to meet the state legal mandate for public schools and to support our learning expectations, I will, once a week, as part of my morning announcements, recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag,” he wrote in the letter. “Under our Constitution, neither teachers nor students can be mandated to participate in this exercise.”
“I urge you to have a conversation as a family to help your children understand why I will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and to support them in feeling comfortable and confident in the decision on whether or not to participate,” Martinez added.
I’m sorry, but this is so outrageous to me that it almost defies words. Why is there not an op- OUT program- rather than an opt-in? Just another page of the progressive agenda handbook.