Parents Discover Their 8-Year-Old Daughter Was Clueless About the Pledge of Allegiance – School Was Ignoring NY Law Requiring Pledge

Parents, beware.  The dumbing down and liberal indoctrination of your children by Godless ideologues is in full force:

 

Pledge of Allegiance Returns to NYC School After Parents Complain Daughter Has no Idea What it Is

Jonathon M. Seidl – March 25, 2011 – The Blaze

Imagine, for a moment, you’re sitting next to your child and video of a class reciting the Pledge of Allegiance flashes across the TV. Your child tugs on your shirt and innocently asks, “Mom, what are they doing? What are they saying?” Shocking, you might say. It would never happen. Guess what? It happened in New York City.

Joe and Winnie Fleischer of Brooklyn, NY were flabbergasted when they realized recently their daughter Brianna, 8, had no idea what the Pledge of Allegiance was. They thought it was common knowledge, especially in the classroom.

“I was shocked that she didn’t know the pledge,” Joe, a NYC firefighter, told the New York Daily News. “I thought she’d been doing it in school.”

They thought wrong.

So they went to the school, PS29, to change that. After spirited meetings with parents, teachers, and an “educational unit for kids,” the principal agreed to have the Pledge broadcast over the school’s loud speaker “for the first time in years.”

But here‘s what’s interesting. In New York, reciting the Pledge daily in schools is the law. The principal, then, isn’t doing anything revolutionary — she‘s just complying with what’s been mandated since just after 9/11.

But not all of the school‘s parents share the Feischers’ affinity for the patriotic statement. One father told the Daily News he was worried his kids would be harassed for refraining and called it “social coercion.” Another branded it as unnecessary.

“One of the best things about New York City is the diversity, and I think having the pledge in school could make kids from other countries unsure of their place here,” Ana Cecelia, whose son is in kindergarten at PS 29, told the Daily News.

But despite those objections, the city’s Department of Education affirms the recitation, and said they will work to uphold it.

“State law requires a daily recitation of the pledge, and New York City schools must follow state law,” a city Education Department spokeswoman.

That’s just fine with Drenda Galeotti, 44, who has a 5-year-old in kindergarten at another NYC public school: “I know the phrase ‘under God’ is what gets people’s panties in a bunch, but we need to keep instilling in our kids what makes our country so great.”

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5 Comments on “Parents Discover Their 8-Year-Old Daughter Was Clueless About the Pledge of Allegiance – School Was Ignoring NY Law Requiring Pledge”

  1. tgusa Says:

    By this time in grade school not only did we all know and recite the pledge but we all knew and periodically sang songs such as the Star Spangled Banner, America and America the Beautiful. All you have to do is read the lyrics of any of those songs to understand why the progs don’t want them taught. Patriotism, national pride and a united national identity are perhaps the gravest threats to the prog plan, and they know it.

    They are truly miserable people who have stomped on our history disrespecting everyone who fought or died as well as all of the great Americans and American accomplishments throughout that history. There are many great moments in American history to be very proud of but the stories need to be told. They won’t do it so it is up to you. But then, what are you waiting for anyway, a permission slip from them?

    In the first part of the 20th century Stalin would literally remove people from photos, it would have been easier just to get rid of the photo completely but Stalin needed some of the history. It was perfectly obvious that there was a person missing in the picture but less than a 100 years later we are seeing Russia returning to their original and true history. The proletariat tried to wipe it out just as the Czar and his family were wiped out but its not working out the way they intended.

    • tgusa Says:

      Sorry, not the proletariat but the Nomenklatura– a small elite group within the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries who held various key administrative positions in all spheres of those countries’ activity: government, industry, agriculture, education, etc., whose positions were granted only with approval by the communist party of each country or region. – and their apparatchik — a full-time, professional functionary of the Communist Party or government; i.e., an agent of the governmental or party “apparat” (apparatus) that held any position of bureaucratic or political responsibility – helpers. Seem familiar?

      Definition source, Wikipedia.

  2. changedforever Says:

    Just in case someone decides to visit this site and is clueless what the Plede of Pledge of Allegiance
    is I’ll post it. That way there they can increase their knowledge base and have no excuse.

    I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,and to the Republic for which it stands:
    one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.


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