Viewers Give Opinions on Recital of Mexican Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish Class
POSTED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:10am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:03pm
McALLEN - People across the Valley are still buzzing over the assignment given to McAllen Spanish language class and asking them to recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.
We went back to our Facebook viewers again to see if they felt the teacher should be reprimanded for assigning a task like this. David Allen stated, "Yes, she should be reprimanded! Why should any American be forced to pledge allegiance to Mexico? That's the dumbest thing I've heard in a long time. If it was a Spanish lesson, they could have translated our pledge of allegiance to Spanish and then recited it."
Christina Akanke feels differently saying, "No. I don't think she should be reprimanded. I think its wonderful that she is doing her job well as a Spanish language teacher and is challenging her students with material with ties to Mexican history."
In response, the McAllen school district said, "This was a single lesson, not an indoctrination. This was a one time lesson, students do not recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance every morning. They do however have the option of reciting the pledge of allegiance of the United States of America."