NC Board of Ed Member: Debating to stand for Pledge of Allegiance is a ‘Waste of Time’

NC Board of Ed Member: Debating to stand for Pledge of Allegiance is a ‘Waste of Time’

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North Carolina State Board of Education Member, Reginald Kenan, seems to think that having the debate of whether North Carolina school kids should stand or not for the Pledge of Allegiance is a ‘waste of time’.

Kenan, a Bev Perdue appointee,  appears to compare it to the national embarrassment of NFL players not standing for the National Anthem in his remarks.

While I personally do not believe anyone should be compelled to stand for the Anthem or for the Pledge of Allegiance, I believe there are countless more reasons to rise and honor these national institutions and ideals than to sit for.

Perhaps that is the message that we should be sending and Mr. Kenan might want to consider[…]

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