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American student allegedly punished for not reciting Mexican pledge

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02-27-2013, 10:09 PM
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Or the student did not put the work into the assignment and was marked accordingly.

Seems a much more likely explanation to me. YMMV.
Yeah reciting the pledge of a country on the verge of failing or write a complex essay when the person is probably taking her 1st or 2nd Spanish class.

Idiot.

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They shouldn't be doing the pledge of allegiance to America anyway, considering how many of their students are probably of Mexican descent. Anyway, I don't know that reading the Mexican pledge of allegiance is actually pledging allegiance to Mexico, or if it's just a learning exercise. If you stand for O Canada and sing that you'll stand on guard for thee, does that mean that you'll actually go to war for Canada? I remember learning the words of La Marseillaise and maybe even singing it in French class; that didn't mean I was renouncing my American citizenship and declaring my undying love for France.
What? You're an idiot.

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I can't really condemn it or dismiss it unless I understand the circumstances for it. Do they have to do it every class, or was it a one-off? Was it presented as "you will TAKE this oath" or was it "we're here to learn Spanish language and Spanish-American culture, so here's a bit of it"? Same with the failing grade; I could concoct imaginary contexts where it would be sensible but I don't know anything about the actual context.
This is why I am waiting to pass judgment and have made all posts in accordance. Everything is just an allegation right now.

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Yeah reciting the pledge of a country on the verge of failing or write a complex essay when the person is probably taking her 1st or 2nd Spanish class.

Idiot.
It's 10th grade. I started taking French classes in 7th grade. The person in question is of Mexican descent, and is fluent in Spanish.

Idiot.

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It's 10th grade. I started taking French classes in 7th grade. The person in question is of Mexican descent, and is fluent in Spanish.

Idiot.

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Yeah reciting the pledge of a country on the verge of failing or write a complex essay when the person is probably taking her 1st or 2nd Spanish class.

Idiot.



What? You're an idiot.
The only idiot in this thread is you.

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It's 10th grade. I started taking French classes in 7th grade. The person in question is of Mexican descent, and is fluent in Spanish.

Idiot.

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The whole point is they can do any other number of exercises. I don't have a problem with them singing the anthem, for example. The whole pledging allegiance thing to me just seems ridiculous and poorly thought out by the teacher.

There is something about a pledge that I and most others would hold to a higher standard than a mere song.

By the way, the girl herself is of Mexican descent. First generation American, actually.
As a Canadian this pledge thing seems like a completely foreign concept. I mean I love my country, but I don't love my country.

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As a Canadian this pledge thing seems like a completely foreign concept. I mean I love my country, but I don't love my country.
I'd make sweet love to Lady Liberty if she wanted me to!!!

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As a Canadian this pledge thing seems like a completely foreign concept. I mean I love my country, but I don't love my country.
Canadians have our own version of the pledge - I am Canadian:



There are even personalized versions of the pledge:

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I said the pledge some thousands of times growing up...I'm pretty sure I didn't really mean any of it. It was a rote exercise. What a joke of a lawsuit this is.

I pledge alligenece...to Queen Fragg...and her mighty State of Hysteria.

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There isn't enough information to get all up in arms over this. Was it retaliation by the teacher? Maybe, but hard to prove.

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