If so, how? Hello, everyone. I know I'm not very active on these forums, but I posted this on another teacher forum that I visit more. I know that there's a different crew here (and two that I've seen who are on both ), so I wanted to get some more insight. There seemed to be some confusion on the other forum. Some states and districts have mandates that students have the opportunity to recite the pledge daily. However, according to the Supreme Court in the case West Virginia v. Barnette, students cannot be required to -recite the pledge -stand for the pledge -leave the room during the recitation of the pledge. However, it can be required for student to remain silent during the recitation.