(105 ILCS 5/27-3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-3)
Patriotism and principles of representative
government - Proper use of flag - Method of voting - Pledge of Allegiance.
American patriotism and the principles of representative government,
as enunciated in the American Declaration of Independence, the
Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the
State of Illinois, and the proper use and display of the American flag,
shall be taught in all public schools and other educational institutions
supported or maintained in whole or in part by public funds. No student
shall receive a certificate of graduation without passing a satisfactory
examination upon such subjects.
Instruction shall be given in all such schools and institutions in
the method of voting at elections by means of the Australian Ballot
system and the method of the counting of votes for candidates.
The Pledge of Allegiance shall be recited each school day by pupils in
elementary and secondary educational institutions supported or maintained
in whole or
in part by public funds.
(Source: P.A. 92-612, eff. 7-3-02.)