The student has every right to not recite the pledge of allegiance, the teacher is wrong in every way and deserves to be suspended. Most of the time intolerance means ignorance.
Correct. If someone wants to pledge to something, fine, but no one should be forced, by people acting as agents of the a government, and partly funded by the national government, to pledge a loyalty oath to die nation
...that goes against everything America is supposed to be about.