Teachers and the Pledge of Allegiance

  title={Teachers and the Pledge of Allegiance},
  author={Laurie Allen Gallancy},
  journal={University of Chicago Law Review},
In the 1988 presidential campaign, the news media devoted great attention to Governor Dukakis's veto of a statute requiring public school teachers to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as part of classroom instruction. Dukakis justified his veto on the grounds that the Pledge recitation requirement was unconstitutional, a claim he supported with a Massachusetts Supreme Court advisory opinion to that effect,' and Board of Education v Barnette, 2 a 1943 Supreme Court case holding that requiring… 

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