A charter school in Georgia has backed away from a controversial decision announced earlier this week.
As Fox News reported, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School revealed on Tuesday that it would replace the traditional recitation of the pledge of allegiance with a as-yet unwritten “wolf pack chant.”
School administrators said the decision was aimed at creating a more inclusive community at the school. But some in that community cried foul, and the school reversed course days later.
Now the chant will apparently be in addition to the pledge, instead of replacing it.
Elementary campus president Lara Zelski said:
“Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our Wolf Pack Chant together. Students will also be given the opportunity to say the pledge at another point during the school day within their classroom.”
A later clarification from the school’s board chair, Lia Santos, claimed “miscommunication and inconsistency in the rollout” of a new routine.
“Starting next week, we will return to our original format and provide our students with the opportunity to recite the Pledge during the all-school morning meeting,” she explained.