Saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school is optional.
You can’t get in trouble for not saying it. You can’t get in trouble for not standing up. And if you do, the school could be in legal trouble.
All of this should be obvious, but many students are unaware of their rights in these situations.
Now, the superintendent of Florida’s Santa Rosa County District Schools is upset because students in his district are being told about their options. If he had his way (freedom), they would all be pressured (freedom) into saying it no matter what (‘Murica!).
His complaint has to do with signs in classrooms that read: “Students are invited to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country, but they are not required to do so.”