When parents send their children to school, they do so for the sake of their kids getting the best education possible. Ideally, when teachers have contact with children, they should be preparing the latter for the real world and giving them the necessary knowledge to succeed.
Unfortunately, there’s been a recent turn of kids being indoctrinated rather than educated. Gender theory, critical race theory, and other left-wing ideologies are regularly imposed on impressionable young minds.
As this takes place, parents are becoming increasingly outspoken about what their kids are exposed to. Now, one school board in North Dakota has been forced to reverse a decision it recently made regarding the Pledge of Allegiance.
North Dakota Parents, Community Members Make Their Voices Heard
The Fargo School Board recently decided to end its tradition of citing the Pledge of Allegiance when board meetings begin. This decision largely boiled down to the phrase “under God” being contained within the Pledge of Allegiance. Apparently, board members determined this wasn’t inclusive enough.
However, this decision didn’t go over the way the school board expected. Some parents said it was disappointing and unacceptable for the Fargo School Board to cancel the tradition of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Has the Fargo Pledge of Allegiance story hurt or helped Fargo’s brand as a city?
Remember, only 12% of the people voted this school board into place and yet it impacts 100% of the people.
Local elections matter.
— Chris Berg (@chrisbergpov) August 19, 2022
Even the school board’s own vice president stated this new change by the board was merely a prerequisite to banning students who attend Fargo Public Schools from saying the Pledge of Allegiance as well.
Eventually, after Fargo parents, community members, and even North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) weighed in on the matter, the Fargo School Board walked back its prohibition on members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Burgum specifically vowed to work with the North Dakota state legislature to protect the rights of students who want to cite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools.
The Downfall of American Education
Stunts like the one pulled by the Fargo School Board are a contributing factor to more and more calls for school choice.
Fewer parents are seeing the merit of their kids being pigeon-holed into schools that will prioritize partisan, leftist agendas over the legitimate education of young people.
BREAKING: Fargo School Board votes to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance.
Yeas – 8
Nays – 1
— Chris Berg (@chrisbergpov) August 18, 2022
Remember, the North Dakota school board’s walkback only followed after members of the local and state community made their voices heard. Even with this, there was still one board member of nine who voted against reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance.