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Idioteque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 02:23 PM
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So I didn't stand for the pledge today...
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Edited on Fri Aug-12-05 02:27 PM by Idioteque
If you have read the thread I posted last night entitled "Why I won't be saying the pledge tommorow", you know that me and a few friends decided to sit out the pledge today.

We went through with our plan. Although four of us did not stand, the only ones to get referrals were myself and one of the kids that did not stand yesterday either.

We were told to sit in the office to wait for the assistant principle. Our referrals were for defiance. The teacher wrote a description something along the lines of "Refused to stand to show respect to the flag after being told to stand." (It should be noted that I was never told directly to stand...the teacher called my friends to her desk yesterday to talk to them but I never received a direct order that I was defying).

I've heard that while we were in the office the teacher gave a spiel to the class about the importance of standing to "support the troops" during the war on terror. (I wonder what she thinks of Cindy Sheehan?)

After about 15 minutes, she came into the office holding a description of the supreme court case West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette provided to her by one of our friends who didn't get a referral.

Although she didn't read it, she dismissed it immediately. (I kid you not, she actually said that because the ruling was from 1943, it doesn't matter. I was thinking of informing her that they don't expire ^_^.)

The Assistant Principle was out so we're told to return to class. The secretary said that we would be paged when he was back.

They never called us back. I'm not sure if the AP decided to throw our referrals out (he is a pretty fair guy) or if he is going to speak to us next week. If the referrals aren't reversed, we are prepared to inform the ACLU.

I'll try to keep you guys updated. Thanks for the support! :)
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