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House Committee Recommends Daily Pledge Of Allegiance Recitation In Schools

House Committee Recommends Daily Pledge Of Allegiance Recitation In Schools

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has recommended that students in all South Dakota public school classrooms should recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.

The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve a measure that would require each public school district to give students the chance to recite the pledge each day. A student could choose not to take part, but would be required to maintain a respectful silence while others recited the pledge.

The issue became a hot topic in the state after the Sioux Falls School Board decided not to extend the daily pledge recitation to high schools. That led to a barrage of criticism, and the school board later reversed course and asked high school students to recite the pledge daily.

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