...involves daily recitation of the Pledge and the singing of patriotic songs.
...means not being allowed to use the playground equipment, and instead having to play variations of tag (helicopter tag, freeze tag, other forms of tag that I don't know about) with the entire class. Every day. (I suppose I should be grateful that it isn't dodgeball.)
...apparently means doing the same homework every day, and boring homework, at that. (I am not kidding.)
...is therefore so frighteningly close to my own experiences in elementary school OVER THIRTY YEARS AGO that I am a bit put off.
I will keep you posted.