The Flag Should Be Allowed In Schools Essay

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For many years rising and standing for the flag has been like ritual in most athletic event and schools. Many people don’t abide to the flag because they feel like they have to but what they don’t know is that it isn’t mandatory for them to rise for the flag they have the right to stay seated. Standing for the flag should not be mandatory nor should be forced. People of any race in this country have the freedom to stay seated. it is written in the laws. If no pride is felt towards the country then hold peace by staying seated.. Not rising for the flag is just a quiet way of showing people that you don’t agree with everything that America has been doing. Standing for the flag is not suppose to be mandatory but many schools and people make it seem like it is a need to rise for the flag. In 1943 West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette. {fragment, please correct} The Supreme Court found that, “The Free Speech the First Amendment prohibits public schools from forcing students to salute the American flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance.”. This shows that it’s legal …show more content…
In some schools teachers notify students what their right is so they are aware that they can opt out or not participate. The first state that made this a law was Florida on May 26,2016. This law makes all the school districts in Florida notify students that they do not have to recite the pledge, in the extent that they bring a signed paper. [please cite your source] After this more states started doing this but still not all states want to make districts notify students that it’s their right to stay seated. Many of the people decide not to recite the flag due to them being (Atheist/non believer) because the the Pledge Allegiance contains “under god” which is a reasonable reason why not to recite the pledge [punctuation error. please correct] the law also lets you have freedom of religion. Most students are confused of why it should be

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