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Stand when you say the Pledge



Nwe_flag1_052108_24167c Marion schools stopped requiring student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem after a federal court forbade it.

Now, facing the ire of military veterans in the community, superintendent Jim Yancey has proposed putting the mandate back into the code of student conduct.

Yancey made his announcement after veterans packed the board room to protest rules that would have given students a choice in the matter, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. World War II vet James Phillips told the board that anyone who wouldn't stand for the Pledge should "get the hell out of Marion County."

The board won't decide this matter until late May. Any wagers on how quickly the ACLU steps in?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:20am]


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