REPORT: Charter school boots morning Pledge of Allegiance for ‘wolf pack chant’
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An Atlanta charter school will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance as part of its morning meeting agenda.
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School on Grant Street made the announcement Tuesday in a news release by its elementary campus president Lara Zelski.
Students will be given the opportunity to say the pledge at another point during the school day, and the decision was made “in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community,” according to the release.
The article goes on to state the following:
The release went on to say “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.”
Students will continue to be asked to stand to participate in the school’s Wolf Pack Chant each morning, and “teachers and the K-5 leadership team will be working with students to create a school pledge that we can say together at morning meeting,” the release said.
Atlanta charter school says it will no longer begin the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. School official tells parents it became “increasingly obvious” that more people were choosing not to stand or recite the pledge. https://t.co/9DOgj3PYqd
— AP South U.S. Region (@APSouthRegion) August 9, 2018
CLICK HERE to read the school’s press release announcing the elimination of the Pledge of Allegiance. The press release reads, in part:
One change that we made to our morning meeting agenda this year is that we will not be including the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our Wolf Pack Chant together. Students will also be given the opportunity to say the pledge at another point during the school day within their classroom. This decision was made in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community. 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. There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting.
Over the next few months, teachers and the K-5 leadership team will be working with students to create a school pledge that we can say together at morning meeting. This pledge will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society. I will keep you informed of the progress with this. I am really looking forward to what our students create.
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