“It pains me to think that at a school that emphasizes thinking globally we would institute something that makes our children think that this country alone is where their allegiance lies,” said [Haley] Sides. “This has no educational value for young children. Absolutely none.”
This quote is from an AF vet. She is distressed that the pledge is being said daily in her daughter’s public school, as per state law. I have 2 questions: why does this bother people so much and where have we gone wrong as a nation?
At my daughter’s school (where she teaches 2nd grade) they say the pledge every morning. She teaches in a school that has a large Mexican-American population and she teaches ELL (English language learners.) These parents have chosen to make America their new home and to raise their children here.
Haley Sides, apparently wants her daughter to be a citizen of the world and not of America. If that’s the case then she and her daughter need to renounce their citizenship to the United States and find a new homeland.
The pledge in school should not be an issue.