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Atlanta elementary school says it will no longer do the pledge of allegiance – but students WILL stand each morning for a ‘wolf pack chant’
An Atlanta elementary school announced that students will no longer have to say the Pledge of Allegiance during morning meetings, and will instead recite a ‘Wolf Pack Chant’.
Lara Zelski, the principal of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, said in a press release on Tuesday that it has become ‘increasingly obvious’ over the past years that more and more of the school community were not standing or reciting the pledge.
‘Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our wolf pack chant together,’ the school said.
Zelski said students who wish to recite the pledge can do so at another point during the school day in their classroom.
‘This decision was made in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community,’ she said. ‘There are many emotions around (the pledge) and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner.’
School officials said teachers and a K-5 leadership team will work with students over the next few months to create a school pledge everyone can say in the morning.
‘This pledge will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society,’ Zelski said.
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One Nation Under ‘Allah’
Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins replaced “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance with “under Allah.”
Todd Starnes at FOX News reported:
A Colorado high school principal is defending his decision to allow students from a cultural club to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic — and denied that it was attempt to push an Islamic agenda.
Tom Lopez, the principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, told Fox News he has received a number of telephone calls and emails from outraged parents – but he stands by his decision.
“These students love this country,” he said. “They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”
The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance once a week and on Monday a member of the Cultural Arms Club led the student body in the Arabic version of the pledge.
The club seeks to “destroy the barriers, embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school.
Danielle Clark, communications director of the Poudre School District, said they understand why parents are upset.
“We understand not everybody would agree with the students’ choice,” she told Fox News. “We’ve heard there are some who are upset.”
The Founders are rolling in their graves.
I’m guessing the liberal-infested teachers union will not be springing to her defense.
SPRING HILL, FLA. — A Florida school district has suspended a teacher after requiring a fourth grade Jehovah’s Witness to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Tampa Tribune reports that the Hernando County School Board recently concluded an investigation.
The student, who is Jehovah’s Witness and prohibited by the religion from worshiping objects, refused on religious grounds, the investigation found.
Officials said teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald twice placed the student’s hand over his heart when the class recited the pledge.
The student told McDonald during the incident that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not worship objects, and that he stood during the Pledge of Allegiance out of respect for the country, but was not permitted by his religion to place his hand over his heart, according to the investigation.
After the student informed McDonald of this, McDonald went to the front of the class and said, “If you don’t want to say the pledge, you still have to put your hand on your heart and if you don’t want to do that, you should move out of the country,” according to the report.
You won’t be shocked to hear the two towns here (Concord and Carlisle) are ultra-liberal.
Via Business Insider:
A school in Boston reportedly had a Muslim poem recital over the intercom instead of the Pledge of Allegiance on the 12th anniversary of 9/11.
The principal of Concord Carlisle High School, Peter Badalament issued an apology and said that a ‘small number’ of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote ‘cross-cultural understanding’.
According to the Washington Times, the Pledge of Allegiance was not read because of some confusion and the principal said that the school was unaware that their student pledge reader was unavailable that day.
The report said that Mohja Kahf’s ‘My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears’ was recited in which a granddaughter’s account of watching her grandmother adhere to the religious Muslim custom of washing her feet five times a day, is described.
Something is wrong with Barack Obama. We all know it. We all see it. When he speaks about America, Americans cringe. There is a strangeness to his manner, an unease when he talks about America. He appears awkward and uncomfortable. His speech seems performed and practiced yet, oddly halting. It’s reminiscent of American POW’s in Vietnam or Iraq reading a forced confession. His eyes, expressions, and vocal tone are disconnected from his words. The words themselves often sound American, but the delivery is clinical and detached. His attempts at patriotic sentiment ring hollow and phony. “Once again, with feeling!” is how Americans are left feeling. He just doesn’t seem right. He doesn’t seem like, well…one of us.