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This has nothing to do with the school district. It is a voluntary class that she enrolled in. She was not forced to do anything - it is an elective class in an exclusive school for advanced and pre-college students.
The assignment, which was completed by the rest of her class, was part of the curriculum for the class - it had nothing at all to do with the fact that she was American.
She never studied for this assignment and decided that she would take the only other route besides earning a failing grade.
And...the title of the article is mis-leading as well - the entire class was American, not just her.
I can see that you've never taken an advanced foriegn language class before - which is ok, I can understand your shortcomings.
Reading into a news story is just one of them. Where does it state, or even imply that she did not study for that assignment. Where does it state, or imply that she was the only American child in the class.
So, in your world, if you elect to take a class, then you give up any rights you may have as delineated by the governing body i.e. the school district. The students in that school district, ALL of the students, regardless of what class they take, or what school they attend have the right to not participate in the reciting of the American pledge of allegiance. I am sure that the great judge tally would cite case law that shows that by implication, ANY student,regardless of what class they take, or what school they attend have the right to not participate in the reciting of any pledge of allegiance.