Parental involvement reinstates Pledge at school

Friday, August 24, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

United States flagFor the sake of “inclusivity,” a Georgia elementary school decided to do away with the Pledge of Allegiance, but the school recently quickly reinstated it following sharp public outcry.

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School President Lara Zelski claimed that she discontinued the Pledge of Allegiance to promote inclusivity and connectedness.

But this excuse did not sit well with cultural analyst Janice Crouse – the author of Children at Risk – who believes that the Pledge of Allegiance actually does promote unity amongst students.

"It's just fascinating to me to see how important it is – particularly for children – to have things that are routine rituals that they go through every day,” the conservative analyst pointed out. “And among those things is the Pledge of Allegiance, of course. We're used to having that – and it does build cohesion, and it does build community."

Unhappy parents and members of the community complained the change was disrespectful, and Crouse argued that this is an example of how vociferous parents can actually make a difference.

"But I think parents should take heart, too, in that the administration was forced to change their minds and go back to having the Pledge of Allegiance,” Crouce asserted. “And I think parents can learn from this that they do need to speak out, and they do need to know what's going on so that they can speak out."

The school board's chairman ended up blaming the attempted change on "miscommunication and inconsistency."

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