It baffles me, angers me and frustrates me when the majority of my students do not stand for the pledge of allegiance. I may get six or seven who realize how respectful it is to salute that precious flag. Six or seven who understand that they’re getting a (basically) free education in this place called America. Six or seven children know that other kids their age, from just about any other country around the world, would do almost anything to sit in the very same desks that they are occupying.
But for the 20 or so other students who sit – some talking about the number of points Lebron James scored in last night’s basketball game, others simply wandering into space – there is simply a lack of true understanding.
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