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School Retracts Permission Slip for Pledge


"The permission slip seems to suggest that parents get to decide..."

A Massachusetts public school is backing down from its requirement that parents sign a permission slip in order for their kids to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

MyFoxBoston reports:

A Brookline school is now saying permission slips won’t be necessary for students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Beginning next month, all students at the Devotion School will say the Pledge over the school's intercom. The school's principal initially said the permission slips will encourage parents to have a discussion with their kids about the Pledge.

The Brookline superintendent says while it may seem extreme, it's necessary. It is state law to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day, but courts have ruled students have the right not to participate.

The most shocking part of the story may be that the Pledege has been absent from the school for seven years. The video below highlights the ACLU attorney who suggests it's ridiculous to think parents can make decisions for their kids:

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