Red Scare in Brookline

In light of the battle in Brookline to end the oppressive, once a week, voluntary recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, this Red Skelton segment is a must-see.


A progressive Brookline group is sponsoring a warrant article that asks Brookline’s school committee to reconsider a policy that they say coerces students into saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

The School Committee passed the policy in April after a controversy erupted when the then Devotion School principal sent a permission slip home asking parents to sign off on their kids saying the pledge.

Stone said that since the new policy went into practice she’s heard no evidence that any students have been peer pressured into saying the pledge. In fact, she said the committee hasn’t received any complaints at all from parents, teachers or students.