The Blaze reports on an exciting development in multi-cultural outreach from the Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, 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.
Do they teach other languages at this high school? Do the other classes dress up and pledge allegiance to the mother countries of their native tongues? For that matter, when did Mexico become the mother country of Spanish? Shouldn’t they have been reciting the national anthem of Spain? (Actually, La Marcha Real doesn’t have any official words, and even the most multi-culti education cultists probably don’t want to use the lyrics Franco came up with.)
Sophomore Brenda Brinsdon refused to participate, and wisely recorded the incident on video:
Brinsdon noted the timing on this little exercise added an extra layer of outrage:
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.
“Why are we doing their independence when it‘s Freedom Week and it’s also Constitution Day?” Brinsdon said.
Why indeed? For asking that question, Brinsdon won an “alternative assignment” to write “an essay on the history of the Mexican revolution.” It sounds like her teacher should be forced to write an essay on the American revolution, on her way out the door to an exciting career as anything but a teacher.
This was all justified by the school district as great way to “gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.” Sane people would stop this process somewhere short of pledging allegiance to the other culture.