A group in one Massachusetts town wants to ban students from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the public schools, saying it has no educational value and is reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.
Brookline Political Action for Peace will ask town meeting voters in November to pass a nonbinding resolution on the idea. The pledge is already optional in the Boston suburb's schools.
Marty Rosenthal, a lawyer and co-chairman of the group, tells the Boston Herald ( http://bit.ly/pCkTff) the pledge is "at odds with America's most important traditions." He says he is not being unpatriotic.
Supporters say a pledge ban would prevent bullying by protecting students who do not wish to pledge.
Veterans, family members of 9/11 victims and the father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan are critical of the idea.
Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com
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