Sunday, August 24, 2003

It’s a whole ‘nother country

New Texas Pledge Law To Cost School Districts

SAN ANTONIO -- Students in Texas public schools will be required to recite a pledge of allegiance to the Texas flag beginning in the 2003-2004 school year.

A new Texas law mandates that students recite the Texas pledge after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. …

The real question is how did this student get so smart…

"It's one nation, so why should we pledge allegiance to the state? I don't know? I think it's dumb," said Sarah Ford, a Warren High School student.

with teachers like this:

"I think that we should respect our country and our state and we need to support our state by having the children say the pledge every morning," said Grady Evans, a teacher.

Forget the children, no Lone Star flag left behind:

The new law will also cut into school district budgets. Every classroom will be required to display the Texas flag.

For Northside ISD, which has 5,000 classrooms, the cost of purchasing flags at $10 a piece comes to $50,000.

District officials said teachers will be asked to display temporary Texas flags that were printed in the Sunday edition of the San Antonio Express-News until the district provides them with a real flag.

Paper cut-out flags. Since Texas hasn't had this pledge from the Alamo up until now, can't they wait just a bit longer? Maybe one of them oil millionaires who gave us Dubya can help out.

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