A letter from an Anchorage reader in Wednesday's Empire incorrectly said the Juneau School Board made reciting the Pledge of Allegiance optional for students. In fact, and as the Empire reported at the time, it is state law that makes reciting the pledge optional. The school board, acting on the advice of its attorney and taking into account a U.S. Supreme Court decision, approved a policy that does not require students to stand if they choose not to recite the pledge.
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