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For the first time in memory, the San Francisco school board bypassed the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of its meeting Tuesday night, a purposeful omission by the board’s new president.

Stevon Cook, presiding over his first meeting, said he had been mulling over the idea of replacing the recitation of the pledge after he was elected to lead the board following the departure of former President Hydra Mendoza two weeks ago.

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He told only a few board members prior to Tuesday’s meeting, and instead of asking people to stand and recite the pledge, he read a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”

If anyone in the audience or on the board noticed, they didn’t say anything.

“There are a lot of ways to express gratitude and appreciation for the country and its citizens,” Cook said Wednesday morning. “This is how I plan to do that.”

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  1. This is his way of kneeling, disrespecting our nation, our active military, veterans and most of all the thousands of heroes who died defending our flag, Old Glory.

  2. It is sad that this century brings forth many in leadership that are clueless to what the PLEDGE of Allegiance means. It is not reciting a mere quote. It is stating and confirming one’s solemn oath to standing up for, protecting, and promoting the truth, ideals, laws, freedoms and values of this great country. It s not a mere quote.

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