Pledge of Allegiance Banned From Charter School for ‘Inclusivity’ Purposes
An Atlanta charter school has nixed the morning Pledge of Allegiance, a long held American tradition, in an effort to be more “inclusive,” first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Pledge was banned “in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community,” school president Lara Zelski said. “Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge.”
Instead, the school will give students an opportunity to say the Pledge at a different point in the day, by choice. The Pledge was replaced with the school’s timeless classic, the “Wolf Pack Chant,” which apparently focuses on “school family, community, country, and our global society.”
“Seems like you are EXCLUDING yourselves from the community,” a shrewd Twitter user pointed out.
But not to worry, there is a plan in place.
“Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our Wolf Pack Chant together,” Zelski said. “Students will also be given the opportunity to say the pledge at another point during the school day within their classroom.”
Apparently, the Pledge has become too controversial of a topic, and thus is not an “positive” way to start the day.
“There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner,” she said. “After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting.”
Anywhere there is an American tradition, leftists will find a way to ruin it.