Nebraska Bill Would Require the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A new bill introduced into the Nebraska Unicameral would require public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. State Sen. Tony Fulton is behind Legislative Bill 990 and says that the law is necessary since recitation of the pledge in classrooms tends to stop when students reach Middle School.

"Our flag is the primary symbol of the virtue of our forebears and the rich legacy that each prior generation of Americans has provided to us by their sacrifice," he said.

The bill won't just require the pledge in K-12 schools, though.

L.B. 990 requires all schools that receive state funding to display both United States and Nebraska flags in all classrooms, including colleges and universities like the Nebraska state system.

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