There's a silly quotation in the article from a representative: "What a federal judge has done is taken away patriotism from our schools." Right . . . because having students recite the pledge in a ritualistic manner in the morning instills patriotism . . . While I'm not against the Pledge, I'm dubious that many students attach any meaning to it. I know that when I was in school, it was something I did without thinking about it, and not really understanding what I was saying till I was in high school. By the time I was in high school, I was omitting the "under God" portion.
I doubt the ruling will make much of a difference though - most high schools, and our society, rewards herd behavior, and a student would probably take a lot of flak if they choose to remain seated or not recite the Pledge.