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ProEnglish to sue Tucson school over Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish

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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 07:19 PM

Requiring second grade students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish every day without their parents’ knowledge or consent is outrageous and violates Article 28 of Arizona’s Constitution which makes English the official language of the state,” says K.C. McAlpin, executive director of ProEnglish, a group that advocates for official English.

“ProEnglish and the parents of the student involved in this case strongly support teaching foreign languages to American school children. But the line should be drawn at reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or singing our National Anthem. That conveys the wrong message, especially in a state that has made English its official language,” McAlpin said.

Is being ProEnglish being ProAmerican? Personally I believe you should be able to pledge allegiance to our flag in any language. As long as you "pledge allegiance" to this country, it shouldnt matter.Now the National Anthem is a different story. If the National Anthem is performed at, for example, a baseball game, or performed by the state or government, it should be in English.

[edit on 10-4-2008 by Master_Wii]

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