Oct 14 2012
mcroosa replied to your post: do you have to say the pledge in classrooms ? and are atheists allowed to skip the “one nation under god” part? or sub in their own fictional characters?
In one of my classes, if we were caught not saying the pledge the teacher would make us stand up front and sing a humiliating song. So yeah, can say I was definitely forced in high school.
Your teachers were participating in illegal behavior. The Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to compel students to recite the pledge or to punish them for not doing so.