Skip to comments.Group Calls to Ban Pledge of Allegiance at Massachusetts Schools
Posted on 09/08/2011 2:47:30 PM PDT by Mind Freed
Days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 a leader from a group in Massachusetts is calling on public schools in one town to ban students from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, saying it has no educational value and the pressure it places on children to participate makes his skin crawl, The Boston Globe reported.
Martin Rosenthal, the co-chair of Brookline Political Action for Peace, or Brookline Pax, told the paper the pledge puts kids in an uncomfortable situation and doesnt belong in schools.
The group, therefore, will ask town meeting voters in November to pass a nonbinding resolution on the ban in area public schools.
The pledge is recited once a week in Brookline public schools. It is said during morning announcements and children are afforded the opportunity to not participate.
Supporters of the ban say these children are often criticized by classmates and the ban would help stop the bullying.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/08/progressive-group-in-mass-calls-for-pledge-ban-citing-no-educational-value/#ixzz1XOqd13TN
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I was in an uncomfortable situation every time a burnout hippie trotted out leftist dogma for 8 years in HS and uni.
Rosenthal... Need I say any more?
Like sex education?
"Heather Has Two Mommies" puts me in an uncomfortable situation and doesn't belong in schools. Yet there it is ...
Remember, the Pledge of Allegiance was created by a socialist to inspire the worship of government.
Kids don’t belong in the type of schools we now have.
Agree with you. Rosenthal and his group need to go find a flag they prefer. When they go, they can take their dumb ideas with them, too. Maybe he’ll discover that like the very pro-communist and pro-socialist Jews in pre-WWII Germany, Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe, that the American flag will soon serve as a beacon of hope and freedom to him. Sad that he wants to spread his version of “peace” by removing the concept of respect that a citizen owes to the country that makes our freedoms possible. The bible warns us about false peace...maybe he should pick up one and read it all the way through Revelations.
Wow! His ugly face makes my skin crawl.
Dear Mr. Rosenthal,
Other nations would love to have you bring your vision and leadership to them. They would be thrilled to embrace your philosophies and theories of education and patriotism.
May I suggest that you consider any offer to re-locate to one of the following:
etc., etc., etc.
AGREED.What educational value does this atheistic group that HATES America claim?—other than its HATRED for America—and its’ atheism.)
...it's been a long time passin'