School says: If You Want to Say the Pledge of Allegiance, You’ll Have to Leave the Room

Posted on November 19, 2008. Filed under: Culture, Education Idiocy, Liberal Idiots |

This is outrageous!!  I cannot believe what is happening to this country.  Now the patriotic kids have to leave the room if they want to recite the pledge??? We are gradually losing this country, and thanks to the biased MSM we conservatives have a hard time even getting the message out. I’ll try to find the email address of the school/principle so that we can let them know what we think of this anti-American policy!

If You Want To Say The Pledge of Allegiance, You’ll Have to Leave the Room
Bill Dupray
November 19, 2008
This is a great catch by New Conservative. It seems that the Commies in Vermont don’t want to embarrass kids who don’t want to say the Pledge, so they make the ones who do, leave the room.

This story sounds like how American kids would have to conduct themselves in a foreign country. If you were attending a school in Spain and wanted to pledge allegiance to the United States, they would probably have you step out of the room to do it, so as not to offend your host, the citizens of Spain. In this case, it is Americans in Vermont who are offended by American children reciting the American Pledge of Allegiance.

But we can’t question their patriotism.

From the Burlington Free Press.

No one’s for sure when daily recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance fell by the wayside at Woodbury Elementary School.

But efforts to restore them have erupted into a bitter dispute in this tiny town, with school officials blocking the exercise from classrooms amid concerns that it holds nonparticipating children up to scorn.

So the compromise – The school will allow the Pledge, but the kids who want to recite it must leave the room. The twisted, backwards logic in play here, from the mouths of educators, is breathtaking.

The brouhaha in the school began in September, when parent Ted Tedesco began circulating petitions calling for its return as a daily practice in the 19th-century schoolhouse, which has 55 children in grades kindergarten through six.

School officials agreed to resume the Pledge as a daily exercise, but not in the classroom.

“We don’t want to isolate children every day in their own classroom, or make them feel they’re different,” Principal Michaela Martin said.

Instead, starting last week, a sixth-grade student was assigned to go around to the four classrooms before classes started, gathering up anyone who wanted to say it and then walking them up creaky wooden steps to a second-floor gymnasium, where he led them in the Pledge. . . .

Martin and School Board Chairwoman Retta Dunlap defended the practice, saying it restored the Pledge to the school as requested, preserved the rights of students who – for political or religious reasons – didn’t want to participate and gave others the opportunity to pledge their allegiance. . . .

In an interview, Martin said the point of having the whole school gather for the Pledge was to protect children who don’t participate in it.

First of all, is Vermont such a universal mecca of religious and cultural variety that there are a lot of people who are offended by the Pledge? I guess we could assume that those who have no allegiance to the United States might be offended. But in that case, why would we care what they think?

Or we could just just call this what it is: a cover story for a bunch of white, America-hating lefties.

The sad part is that these people are teaching our children.



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