We’d bet good money this is happening at more schools than just the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, but they’re in the spotlight for dropping the Pledge of Allegiance in favor of a teacher- and student-written replacement called the “Wolf Pack Chant.”
Atlanta school drops Pledge of Allegiance, asks students to instead recite ‘Wolf Pack Chant’ https://t.co/agbbEsZGMN
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 9, 2018
[Elementary campus president Lara] Zelski said school officials made the decision to eliminate the morning tradition based on events in the last few years where “more and more” students and staff have chosen not to recite or stand during 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,” Zelski said.
The “Wolf Pack Chant’ will be a new pledge created by the students and teachers. Zelski said the pledge, most likely named after the school’s wolf mascot, will “focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society.”
So rather than pledge allegiance to the American flag and the nation for which it stands, they’ll be focusing on their responsibility to “our global society” instead. That’s pretty inclusive.
You don’t get to force a religious pledge on other people. Patriotic Americans should appreciate liberty.
— Joel Thompson (@joelmichaelt) August 9, 2018
It sure doesn’t sound like it was being forced on anyone, seeing as one of the reasons for dropping the pledge was that more and more students and staff refused to recite it.
Liberals really have lost it! All brought on by TDS!
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) August 9, 2018
I’d find another school for my children.
You want to make a political statement at a place of learning?
Ok – do it in front of an empty classroom.
— IT DOESNT MATTER (@JohnAda49980608) August 9, 2018
How much longer will we as patriotic Americans put up with this nonsense?
— Rich Jaeger (@RichJaeger) August 9, 2018
— Cynthia Beattie (@swissmissled) August 9, 2018
WHAT?!?!?! Are you kidding me?! WHY? Why can't student recite the pledge ? UGH. I can't stand the indoctrination that is going on with our youth in this country. I am so glad my children are homeschooled!!!
— Papa Bear Motorcycle (@PapaBearMoto) August 9, 2018
Perfect reason to dissolve the Department of Education and eliminate property taxes. They take our tax money and indoctrinate our children with values we don't share
— Super Elite Giacomo K (@giacoknox) August 9, 2018
— NYYankees⚾️🇺🇸💙 (@yankees_nut) August 9, 2018
My wife is a public high school teacher. Every day kids refuse to stand, make up different words and distract from the pledge. I wish her school would stop having the pledge, only because it has become a mockery.
— JR (@JarigdonJohn) August 9, 2018
Liberals are literally giving away our country.
— Jeremy chose to #walkaway ❌ (@Jeremyt22485) August 9, 2018
Why don't these Progs just cut to the chase – have the "Two Minutes Hate" and get this charade over with. Every day that passes makes me glad I'm old and will not live to see this country fall to these Commie bastards. Parents should be all over this stuff.
— Billy Joe Jim Bob (@bjjb2012_bill) August 9, 2018
Give it some time and they will be burning flags in the morning
— Deplorable Dolfan (@SportsMusicPoli) August 9, 2018
Found the problem pic.twitter.com/YFyymBPhUV
— not scott (@NotScottInSC) August 9, 2018
Its the glasses.. it's ALWAYS the glasses.
— DeplorableRosie (@ItsJustR0sie) August 9, 2018
Problem glasses every time.
— Melissa Stone (@themissystone) August 9, 2018
WaPo blows the lid off the ugly history of the bigoted, nativist Pledge of Allegiance https://t.co/CnVd82gkFv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 4, 2017