Pledge of Allegiance
A new law in Michigan requires the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in schools, but kids can opt out.
School bells are ringing throughout metro Detroit as another school year gets underway.
All Michigan students will have a flag in the classroom and the opportunity to recite the pledge each day under new legislation.
Bay City Public Schools Superintendent Doug Newcombe says most schools in his 8,400-student district already set aside time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance – and some of those buildings’ classrooms have U.S. flags on the wall.
The Michigan House has passed legislation requiring every state public school classroom to have a U.S. flag and provide an opportunity for students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Michigan Senate has approved legislation to require the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited each day at public schools.