New Jersey School Implements 'No-cursing' Pledge For Girls
Local high-school girls take a "no-cursing" pledge, but male students weren't asked to take the vow.
Female students at a Catholic high school in northern New Jersey have taken a "no-cursing" pledge at the request of school administrators, though some question why no such demand was made of male students.
Lori Flynn, a teacher who organized the campaign at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, told The Record of Woodland Park there is no double-standard. She says that while males weren't asked to take the vow, they have been asked not to swear when girls are near.
Flynn says school officials want "ladies to act like ladies." And Brother Larry Lavallee, the school's principal, says girls have the foulest language.
Many girls said they would try to follow the pledge they took Friday morning, even though they believe it should apply to all students.