MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers might soon require public schools to start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance.
While the bill requires schools to conduct the pledge each morning, it does not force students to participate.
The bill passed without a dissenting vote. It now moves to the Alabama Senate.
During the brief debate, Rep. Laura Hall, a Democrat from Huntsville, said she hopes lawmakers will be equally committed to the idea of making sure children get a quality education.