OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma House has passed and sent to the state Senate a bill calling for public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each school day.
The bill by state Rep. Terry O’Donnell (R-Catoosa) passed the House this week on a 93-1 vote.
The bill says students “shall recite the pledge” once each day, instead of once per week as required under current state law.
The bill allows an exemption for students who do not wish to take part in saying the pledge.
O’Donnell said the pledge is a symbol of unity and that reciting it will remind students “of the loyalty, dedication and courage” that made America great.