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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.
The article goes on to state the following:
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.”
San Francisco school board president began meeting with poetry. That wouldn’t be so unusual except for the fact that Stevon Cook broke with protocol by purposely omitting to say the Pledge of Allegiance. In its place, Cook quoted from Maya Angelou https://t.co/T8kyrdC6kV pic.twitter.com/PbYL4YGlKU
— KTVU (@KTVU) October 11, 2018
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 presidenthttps://t.co/2bgGwIEo1E pic.twitter.com/az0OtxKP7y
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) October 11, 2018
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San Francisco school board president drops Pledge of Allegiance https://t.co/Q50952exbr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 11, 2018
IT BEGINS: San Fran School Board President DITCHES Pledge of Allegiance San Francisco’s new School Board President abruptly abandoned the Pledge of Allegiance before his first official meeting this week; opting to recite a poem by Maya Angelou in its… https://t.co/ZNjkjHrx0j
— WKCY-AM (@newsradiowkcy) October 11, 2018
What better replacement than a quote from the late, great Maya Angelou?
— Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) October 11, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) October 11, 2018