Within my personal opinion, if a school still observes the Pledge of Allegiance, then they could fully explain who DOES NOT have to say the whole thing, and approach the situation in the most peaceful and respectful manner possible. Since schools have been in this controversy of state & church relations, I feel they could still improve their approach to this volatile situation. Approaching with a new perspective will help to combat against the negative response that always arises.
Isn't there a law about the separation of church and state? And even if we ignore that, how about freedom of speech? Or freedom of religion? It is not fair tot the people who do not believe in God, and it violates the whole "free country" thing... Not okay, America
The words under god makes the U.S seem like a christian nation in which makes us seem like a monarch than a free country. Plus what f there is a parent trying to teach his child a certain religion and his child every day goes to school and says under god in the pledge of allegiance this contradicts the fathers religious teachings and pushes Christianity on to the child.
The Pledge of Allegiance has not always contained the phrase "Under God." The phrase was not added until the 1950's. To force everyone, especially children, to recite those words is anathema to a country that is supposed to be in support of freedom of religion. Pressure to conform to the expectations of people who want the phrase included forces people to publicly state something they may not believe. That is not what this country is about.