School Reform?

United States
October 6, 2007 8:24pm CST
How many of you can remember being allowed to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school when you were going? How can the majority of Americans sit back while this is being taken out of our schools. It is bad enough that my daughter who is only 7 (as of 10/13) got into trouble for praying over her food at school last week. This made me really angry. I told her not to stop doing what she knew was right in her heart. What would you do in that situation?
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• United States
7 Oct 07
I say it is ok to pray if you want too but it is not ok for the school to have everyone pray. What I mean is the schools should not force students to pray but the student can pray if he/she wants to. So the Pledge of Allegiance is not allowed in schools anymore? Since when?
• United States
7 Oct 07
Prayer in school. I wish they have never took that out. And its teaching our kids that is wrong to pray. And taking the Pledge Of Allegiance out of shcool is wrong to. America was built on this. I just thinks it realy sad. And your daughter did nothing wrong. Its her right!
• China
7 Oct 07
i think you are right! i think that"if i was in that situation i will wrok hard and work hard more,that is all
• United States
7 Oct 07
She got in trouble for WHAT? That is just plain wrong. People shouldnt do that for personal things like that. I would tell her to keep doing it. I heard about them taking the pledge out all together. First they took "God" out of it then they got rid of it all together? I'm afraid when I finally have kids to send them to anything but private school! Why take away something that was there for all time of the country? People are SO jumpy. I still recall the pledge: "I pledge alligiance to the flag, of the united states of america. And to the republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivualable. With libery and justice for all." Those words ARE POWERFUL! You are pledging to your flag and country and all it stands for. Thats all there is to it.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
7 Oct 07
I agree with you 100%. this is being taken too far! This is America and everyone here, regardless of religion or nationality should be respectful of our flag. I believe it is the line, " one nation under God" that has everyone up in arms over this. Not everyone believes in God. Fair enough. Would it not be fairer to change that one line to something like , "One nation united together"?. As for your daughter praying silently at meal time...she is within her rights....fight for her, mom!
• United States
7 Oct 07
Personally they violated her right to say a prayer. You will need to remind them that she has rights also. It may not be able to be manditory but each student has the right to pray. Contact the newspaper about her rights being violated,
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
7 Oct 07
Hello Jennwhite07, I remember when standing, with hand over heart, for the "Pledge of Allegiance" was mandatory, not just allowed. Every single morning, that's how we started our day. Back then, we were taught the following priorities of allegiance: God, Country (or Freedom), Family, Self, Society. Self before Society, because one cannot be a true aid to society unless their own needs are met first. Personally, I would bring down the wrath of Jennwhite on to the school if my daughter was ever admonished for saying prayers before eating. The hard, cold reality is that because forgiving others is a basic tenet of Christianity, atheists and those of other religious beliefs have come to recongize the they can tromp all over the Civil Rights of Christians. And, the only way this is going to come to a hault is if those who truly believe in equality, for all, begin standing up for the rights of Christians. In today's American academic environment people of every faith have more rights than Christians. This would have our Founding Father's rolling in their graves.