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Posted on 11/22/2011 11:37:50 AM PST by Nachum
Students studying Spanish in a Texas public high school were asked to recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of an assignment, and when one student refused, stating that it upset her, the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson, writes Madeleine Morgenstern at the Blaze.
The incident happened last month at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
15-year-old sophomore Brenda Brinsdon refused to participate, stating that she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santoss class took place during Freedom Week, the week after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and on U.S. Constitution Day the same day as Mexicos Independence Day, writes Morgenstern.
I just thought it was out of hand, I didnt think it was right, she told The Blaze. Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.
Why are we doing their independence when its Freedom Week and its also Constitution Day?
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This is old news. IIRC, wasn’t this a Spanish Class? And they were supposed to be learning the culture.
It was voluntary.
It is old news and just as wrong as when it was first reported.
Ach, this is an old article from Oct. 18th. Sorry for the date mistake
Were they asked to sing the national anthems of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, etc. I bet that non-Mexican hispanics are as sick of Mexican chauvinism as I am.
When one recites a Pledge of Allegience, one is, you know, pledging allegience... Unless the students were adopting Mexican citizenship and pledging to be loyal sons of Mexico, then they were being told to lie.
My authentically accented Spanish teacher, born in Puerto Rico and with family in Spain, taught us the language and that’s all. No pledges, no history, just the language and Don Quixote as an example of Spanish literature. We don’t need to know about Cinco de Mayo in order to communicate in Spanish, and we certainly don’t need to know how they pledge allegiance in any of the Spanish-speaking countries.
“When one recites a Pledge of Allegience, one is, you know, pledging allegience...”
...Bravo! This is the best and only argument necessary.
I always love the “.. land stolen from Mexico” teachers and La Raza haters. Nope. Sorry. You got your asses kicked fair and square. Multiple times I may add.
Good for her!
allons, enfants de la patrie
le jour de gloire est arrivee
contre nous de la tyranee
l’etandard sanglant est levee
l’etandard sanglant est levee
dah di dah di dah
ils viennent jusqu’a dans nos bras
elever nos fils et nos compagnes
aux armes cityoens
formez vos bataillons
qu’un sang impur abreuve nos sillons
That’s how I remember it anyway.
it’s spanish class, not mexican culture class.
do you also think that when i took french, i should have been taught about french canadian culture?
Have you ever listened to the Mexican National Anthem?
It is a really annoying melody.
It is especially humorous when voiced in Spanish, a language that did not exist in the Americas pre-Columbus.
Bet that Leftwingtard teacher would have jumped through his skin at that one eh?!
But why should this be about Mexican stuff ~ there are plenty of other Spanish speaking nations
The teacher should be fired for cause.
10 miles from the border - is exactly what it is.
Let her move to Mexico if she wants to “recite the pledge”.
Want to teach a pledge? Teach them to say the pledge of Allegiance to the US - IN SPANISH.
And, you can't sing along with Rick's patrons and defy the Nazis, either.
The Mexican National Anthem
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