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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I learnt Italian, and one of our assignments was to have sex with 8 women in one night.
    I took French, so all I did was learn how to surrender. That's why I'm learning Russian now

    Seriously though, she should have just said it. It was an exercise in her using her new language more than anything, and an opportunity to learn more about a country that we share the same continent with. I'm suspecting though if she were asked to recite the Canadian national anthem in french, she wouldn't have cared. Just another case of forced outrage IMO.
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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    She has the right to refuse to do the assignment and her teacher has the right to fail her. It was an assignment for class not something students were being forced to do.
    That would be something students were forced to do.

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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I learnt Italian, and one of our assignments was to have sex with 8 women in one night.
    I learned how to speak Canadian, eh? Drank Labatt's, ate Tim Horton's doughnuts and watched Hockey Night in Canada.

    In my 30s I learned some Russian (enough to get by there for three weeks). Vodka!


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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    How'd ya do? Pass with flying colors?

    Beside the point, so what if she doesn't want to? If they want us to say their PoA in this country, they should adopt English as their national language
    WTH?

    You want the US to merge with Mexico?

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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Well, true, but that is not why I thought this was discussion-worthy. I agree with the student, -- the teacher went beyond her goal of teaching kids to speak Spanish and tried to force them to learn things about Mexico, including their pledge of allegiance.

    Many people would like there to be no real boundary between the US and Mexico...as if all Mexicans have a right to live, work, and elsewise enjoy the benefits of being an American that the citizens of no other nation on Planet Earth has. We're attacked for calling illegal aliens "illegal aliens", and over and over, told that we MUST give the people from Mexico who are here but did not get our permission to enter "amnesty".

    Whatever the teacher's POVs may be on immigration, she should not be abusing her position as a public HS Spanish teacher to foist them on her students.

    Learning the pledge of allegiance of Mexico in spanish has nothing to do with immigration policy.
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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

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    I took French, so all I did was learn how to surrender. That's why I'm learning Russian now

    Seriously though, she should have just said it. It was an exercise in her using her new language more than anything, and an opportunity to learn more about a country that we share the same continent with. I'm suspecting though if she were asked to recite the Canadian national anthem in french, she wouldn't have cared. Just another case of forced outrage IMO.
    I lived in Canada. All Canadians have a stick up their ass about anything American along these lines.

    So it doesn't cut both ways.

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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Learning the pledge of allegiance of Mexico in spanish has nothing to do with immigration policy.
    Mexican kids learning English would never be asked to say the US Pledge of Allegiance.

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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    She has the right to refuse to do the assignment and her teacher has the right to fail her. It was an assignment for class not something students were being forced to do.
    The problem is, the assignment has no reasonable relation to the subject being taught.

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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I took French, so all I did was learn how to surrender. That's why I'm learning Russian now

    Seriously though, she should have just said it. It was an exercise in her using her new language more than anything, and an opportunity to learn more about a country that we share the same continent with. I'm suspecting though if she were asked to recite the Canadian national anthem in french, she wouldn't have cared. Just another case of forced outrage IMO.
    "Oh Canada. Terre de nos ailleurs..."

    Russian is hard. Good luck.


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    Re: HS Student Refuses To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance

    Mexican kids in US schools aren't even expected to say the US Pledge of Allegiance.

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