Omaha lawmaker wants pledge of allegiance rule reversed

Mar 17, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he wants to overturn a State Board of Education policy that requires schools to allow students time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.

The Legislature's Education Committee will hear a bill by Senator Ernie Chambers on Monday that reverses the board's action requiring the pledge to be said in schools.

Last August, the board voted unanimously to approve the pledge policy. Governor Dave Heineman also supported the policy after a similar legislative proposal failed to advance out of the Education Committee last year.

Chambers says he wants to get rid of the State Board of Education's rule because the members disregarded the Legislature's motion to shelf the bill.


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