Skip to comments.Texas students refusal to say Mexican pledge, national anthem starts controversy
Posted on 11/27/2011 6:19:24 PM PST by GeronL
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - Every day students in Texas public schools pledge allegiance to the flags of the United States and Texas.
But when a teacher in a Rio Grande Valley high school assigned students to stand and pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag and sing Mexico's national anthem, one student refused.
The resulting controversy has one East Texas lawmaker wanting changes in the state's curriculum on how culture and patriotism are taught in schools.
15-year-old Brenda Brinsdon entered her sophomore year at McAllen ISD's Achieve Early College High School just wanting to do well in her classes.
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The teacher should be fired.
She should be sent to the country to whose allegiance she pledges.
Fire the wench now!!!
‘She should be sent to the country to whose allegiance she pledges.’
Apparently the “teacher” and classmates are geographically challenged and politically impaired.
And to think that they will vote in three years!
Lord, have mercy.
Hmmm...if the governor of that state stepped in and denounced this travesty, he might be seen as having a clue, even as we have no hearts.
Anyone have email/phone contact for the school?
Good for Brenda Brinsdon. It’s one thing to learn the Mexican pledge for a Spanish class but quite another for a teacher to make the class stand, give the Mexican salute and recite the pledge.
The teacher should be fired.
Oh but she wouldnt want that.She would rather take over the US where all the hard work has been completed and live off the sweat and hardwork of Americans and generosity of liberal politicians with taxpayers dollars.
This is ridiculous. I would not mind them learning the Mexican National Anthem for Spanish Class.........BUT not stand or anything just know the spanish words and that is it. We learned the Our Father in Spanish and I still know it after 25 years.
Fired at with a rifle. How is not that some kind of treason?
I did in the 9th grade many moons ago.
I have gone to races close to the Canadian Border and stood for the Canadian anthem out of respect, but no one could make me do it if I didn’t want to,I don’t know the words and I care not to sing it, and this teacher has no business making a student stand and salute for the Mexican pledge.
I add that the anthem is much different than a Pledge. No way would I pledge allegiance to any country other than The United States of America. That isn’t even American.
I'm sure the Leftwingtards would be up in arms if the students were asked to recite the pledge Spanish soldiers were asked to make to Generalissimo Francisco Franco!
Still, that'd be a far better way to get across to the students the Hispano-American politico-cultural artifact called "the special standing of the military" ~
“The teacher should be fired.”
I would want all the facts before I make such a sweeping statement. This young teacher should be told to cease and desist, but it is her superiors that allowed it to go on that should be disciplined...if called for.
Learning something about another’s culture when studying a foreign language is not unusual. I think the teacher’s choice, when border disputes are a big issue, was a foolish way to do this.
Now if an impartial investigation was to show the teacher was trying to indoctrinate the students into a “Mexican” mindset that ran anti-American. Then a mere dismissal is not enough...trying for treason would be more appropriate. However, I seriously doubt this is the case. Just a young dumb new Spanish teacher that waded into a political mess.
Here is where the attitude of the teacher came from:
“All of this for the Flag?”
Back in HS we sang Les Marseillese every so often in French class. My HS was a Jesuit military school which held and still does the Army JROTC Honor Unit Designation. So I don’t think anyone was afraid we’d run off to join the Foreign Legion. Still I like this kid. She stands up for her beliefs.
The school board should be fired and sent packing to what ever haven they choose, across the border.
Students should not be forced to recite a pledge of allegiance to Mexico, Texas or the United States..