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An Atlanta school is no longer requiring its students to stand each morning for the Pledge of Allegiance.

In a letter to students and families, Lara Zelinski, principal of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School’s elementary campus, said “students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our Wolf Pack Chant together.” 

Zelinski said teachers and the school’s K-5 leadership team “will be working with students to create a school pledge that we can say together at morning meeting. This pledge will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society.”

WIBC host Tony Katz called the move ridiculous:

“I am not interested in a pledge to a global society. Which global society are you referring to? 

…My goodness, if you believe that the Pledge should be to a global society, then you don’t understand what the Pledge is all about. It’s about American exceptionalism. And you can argue that American exceptionalism doesn’t exist, but you will lose.”

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