You have to play the video to get this fact, but this is a 15 year old in a public HS in Texas, and the assignment was given in her Spanish class.
I think the student was correct. She was there to learn to speak SPANISH, a language spoken in over a dozen nations around the globe, including SPAIN. She will not be aided by learning "Hispanic culture", Mexican Independence Day facts, or the pledge of allegiance to another nation.
NOT EVERY SPANISH SPEAKER IS MEXICAN.
Lots of you have probably taken a second language class....have any of you ever been asked to learn and recite another nation's pledge of allegiance?
I learnt Italian, and one of our assignments was to have sex with 8 women in one night.
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Well that is her constitutional right to refuse too.....
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I learned French and we got extra credit for being assholes to our fellow Americans.
Generally this is ruled this way because of keeping things under control. That's a stretch here but it's hard to tell how a court would rule in this instance.
A class can require you to recite Shakespeare.
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.
Last edited by Pinkie; 10-18-11 at 07:05 PM.
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.
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