The Pledge of Allegiance
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This paper examines the origins of the pledge of allegiance and how the Supreme Court is considering barring it from public schools since it is considered a public act of religious beliefs. It discusses the laws that forbid teachers forcing any kind of prayer or religious ritual upon the students and argues whether the pledge of allegiance can considered religious or not. It looks at the debate over how much the state can control the education system of a county or district through review of literature and court cases.
From the Paper:"The school has setup many rules against public prayer for teachers and students to follow. For instance, school sponsored Bible reading in public schools is an illegal activity. However, the Bible may be used as an instructional document activity to meet a secular purpose (Essex). I believe the schools should setup a more defined way of teaching the pledge of allegiance. Just like the Bible, the pledge of allegiance is very important to learn. School Districts across the nation should compose a short test to meet the curriculum. The test could be a simple task that would just be about the general knowledge of the pledge of allegiance. "
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