This is just wrong on so many levels, were do you even begin. First, a teacher has decided that the Pledge of Allegiance is too difficult for our kids to recite and has revised it to a “kid friendly” version.
This is from the NEA website:
Michael Szewczyk, a fourth grade teacher at Berkeley Terrace School in Irvington, New Jersey
Each morning, public school students have to stand and salute the flag by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After my students complete the Pledge in its standard form, we repeat it in a kid friendly style that is more understandable and meaningful for them. The following is the student version that we created together. I promise my faithfulness to the banner of the United States of America and to our government, for which it stands, one country under God, for which we will stick together, and freedom and fairness for all.
Secondly, the fact that the principal or school system did not stop this and it rose to the level of getting recognition of the NEA, well it is appalling. If it is so difficult for the teachers to teach the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance well, might I suggest this video of Red Skelton.
Cross posted from Richmond Patriots