Student sues, claims teacher retaliated after she refused to say, write Pledge of Allegiance
A student sued her former sociology teacher, alleging that he violated her First Amendment rights by attempting to compel her to write the Pledge of Allegiance and by retaliating against her when she refused.
The principal held a meeting with the student's teachers and instructed them that the student was not required to recite the pledge. Despite this, her sociology teacher gave the class an assignment to write the words of the pledge. The student refused to complete the assignment. The next day, the teacher told the class that anyone who did not complete the assignment would receive a zero and engaged in a long speech to the class about what he viewed as the "decline of American values." Click here to read more.