New School Board President Drops Pledge as Anti-Trump Protest

New San Fransisco School Board President Stevon Cook ditched the Pledge of Allegiance, replacing it with recitations of poetry. (Facebook photo)

Daily Mail – The newly appointed president of the San Francisco School Board broke with tradition on Tuesday by skipping over the Pledge of Allegiance. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Stevon Cook said that it was a decision he made prior to the meeting and discussed with a few members of the board.

Cook noted that he removed this ceremonial exercise at a time when the Trump administration ‘has been attacking our liberties,’ opting instead to recite a quote from famed poet Maya Angelou.

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