Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Huckleberries Online

Missoula To Require Daily Flag Pledge

Item: Missoula schools to require students to recite Pledge of Allegiance, adhering to state law/Jamie Kelly, Missoulian

More Info: So when a caller on a local radio talk show recently reminded Alex Apostle that Montana schools are required to offer the Pledge of Allegiance, the Missoula County Public Schools superintendent picked up the phone. "I checked with schools in general and asked if we were doing this," said Apostle. "Some said yes, and some said no." So starting this fall, all MCPS schools will make it a morning ritual - if they hadn't already - for students to stand and recite the pledge, a requirement recently upheld by two federal appeals courts. (SR file photo)

Question: Should high schools be required to say the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of each day?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

Follow Dave online: