POSTED: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 6:33pm
UPDATED: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 3:43pm
TYLER, TX (KETK) - — What if i told you your child..as part of an exercise was learning the pledge of allegiance to Mexico and then to top it off, sing the Mexican national anthem?
Do you care or does that make your blood boil"?
It really happened recently in McAllen...a city in south Texas.
Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.
Wearing red, white and green, students had to memorize the Mexican anthem and pledge and stand up and recite them in individually in front of the class.
One 15- year old girl didn't like it and refused...but caught the entire thing on tape.
She said she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santos's 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 Mexico's Independence Day.
Wonder what they did for september 11th?
The school principal, Yvette Cavazo told the 15- year old girl , who told her it was part of the curriculum and that she should participate.
Her dad also complained..
After that--the student was given an alternative assignment: an essay on the history of the Mexican revolution.
When then angry student talked to Santos - a first-year teacher at Achieve - about her new assignment, the teacher told her she grew up in Mexico.
She told the 15-year old student she loved Mexico
The school added learning Mexican culture and reciting things was like learning Shakespeare.
How about more American studies????
Some kids today don't even know where Idaho is.
That's my point of view what's yours?
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