This is an interesting thread . . . I allow some things in my art room that
are not allowed in the larger school community just so personal expression
doesn't seem entirely squelched -- like hats, for instance. I also don't
make the students recite the Pledge of Allegiance -- is this bad? They are
high school students and it seems like an empty ritual to me, so I feel phony
making them recite it. What do you think?