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Governor Signs Pledge of Allegiance Bill

The U.S. Supreme Court has said that school kids can't be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

But a new law will give Michigan kids the opportunity to say it if they want.

That's after Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that will guarantee all public school students the chance to recite the pledge each day.

They won't be required to if they object or if their parents do.

The change takes effect at the beginning of the next school year.

"This legislation provides one more way to help introduce students to the importance of civics," Snyder said in a press release.

The new law also calls for American flags to hang in each classroom where students recite the pledge. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars say they'll provide flags to schools that can't afford them.

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