Atlanta Charter School to Retain Pledge

After a day full of talk about the Pledge of Allegiance at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS), Lia Santos, Governing Board Chair, issued the following statement clarifying the issue:

“Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School has and will continue to provide students with an opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each school day. In the past, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited during our all-school morning meeting, but at the start of the school year, the daily practice was moved to classrooms. This change was done in compliance with state law [O.C.G.A. 20-2-310 (c)(1)] and aligned Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School with most other schools in the state who also say the Pledge of Allegiance in individual classrooms. However, it appears there was some miscommunication and inconsistency in the rollout. Starting next week, we will return to our original format and provide our students with the opportunity to recite the Pledge during the all-school morning meeting.

At ANCS, our priority is to provide our students with a safe and dynamic learning environment where they cultivate a love for learning, develop self-knowledge, and are constantly challenged to excel. We support our students in their growth and see it as our duty as educators to respect their First Amendment rights.

We are working together with the school administration to ensure we address concerns and feedback from our school family, while continuing to uphold and support the rights of every member of our school community.”

Speaker David Ralston: “I’m glad to see that this situation has been promptly resolved.”

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Even Lance Armstrong couldn’t beat that backpedalin’! Lol!

John Vestal
John Vestal

Much sound and fury….


Good Job edatlanta.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

All much ado about nothing. This is an example of the waste inevitable with a rush to report and comment on anything that achieves some notoriety.
Easy pickings for exploitation by the Russians and others that are adjusting tactics. It’s no longer necessary to seed crazy. The quarter of the country that is ignorant and/or wack (and that includes a fraction of the left) are activated and now connected to each other, so its only necessary to merely magnify home-grown crazy.