Skip to comments.Texas students told ‘It's the law' to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Posted on 10/08/2017 4:18:31 PM PDT by Morgana
MIDLAND, Texas - A presentation telling students that they have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance because it's the law has caused controversy at a Texas high school, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Juniors and seniors at Midland High School were given a presentation on the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month, with a slide saying it's the law to stand during the pledge and stay silent during the moment of silence, KOSA reported.
It's basically a law, Seth Ortega told KOSA. We need to stand to respect our country, and those who died.
A 1943 Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia -- West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette -- protects students from having to say the pledge.
Lacy Sperry, executive director of communications for Midland ISD, told the Chronicle that the slide "was taken out of context" and that school administrators have addressed the issue.
"According to the Texas Education Code, Sec. 25.082, we are required to have students recite the U.S. pledge and the Texas pledge at least once a day, and we are required to have a moment of silence following the recitation of pledges," Sperry said via email. "As a protocol, we ask students to stand and remain standing. We honor any parental request for students to opt-out of the recitation of the pledge on any of our campuses."
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Students may possibly be required to stand but not required to recite the pledge. Standing is not the same as reciting. If I went to school in a foreign country I would stand in respect but not recite their pledge or sing their national anthem. It is so sad that so many American children are being taught to be disrespectful.
Possible. I do know that the 2008 Defense Authorization Act allows me, as a veteran, even if out of uniform, to render a hand salute.
It seems to me that the most basic obligation of citizenship of any nation is allegiance to it.
I hear the ACLU revving their engines already
I stand, cross my heart for the pledge, but I was under the belief that requiring someone to do that goes against their freedom of speech rights.
Maybe someone w/ legal expertise can shed more light on this.
Being from California, I had no idea there was such a thing as a state pledge, until I stood to recite the U.S, pledge of allegiance at a state Republican convention in Texas.
Talk about being caught flat footed. Everyone in that room knew the Texas pledge but me.
As a veteran I may render a hand salute out of uniform? Thanks. I didn’t know that.
Probably not there probably were others from Commufornia, I was there made me sick.
We have been invaded by people from Commufornia looking for a better life, just to ruin ours by buying up land at twice the price that it is worth and bringing their liberal (calling themselves conservative) ideas to Texas.
Exactly and why the hell will it hurt you to stand your lazy a$$ up America!!!!
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