Florida Schools Are Forcing Students To Stand During National Anthem

Florida’s Orange County Public Schools announced this week that their students must have parental permission if they want to kneel during the national anthem at football games. The move comes after students in at least one school district in the state reportedly knelt in solidarity with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against social injustice in America. District officials told WSBTV that they were following state law regarding the pledge of allegiance, a strict and controversial statute that requires unadulterated participation in patriotic gestures. The statute reads, in part: Each district…

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