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A dad and son pledge goes viral: 'Today I'll be empowered by my teachers'

A New Jersey father is getting a lot of applause for a daily pledge that he and his 6-year-old son recite on the way to school. His video of their morning ritual is going viral.

A former teacher, Jenabu C. Williams is a school board member in East Orange, N.J., and directs a group that works with youth.

Their morning pledge seems like a great way to start the day and inspire a child.

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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.