This flap about the flag and the pledge and public school seems a bit drawn out over nothing.
Why are we herding kids into government schools in the first place?
Government schools are not mentioned in the US or NH Constitutions.
If government employees in the government schools can not make you stand for the pledge, how can they make a kid's parents send him to the government school in the first place? Remember who pays.
The government school experiment in this current society has just about run its course.
The sooner Americans let the old German government school idea die a graceful death, the better everyone will be.
You can stand and salute a flag, pray, eat what you want, weigh what you want, and learn without indoctrination, all at home just as easily as at a government school.