Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Texas Students Rise For Pledge to Mexican Flag

Students at a Texas elementary school assembly rose while "parent volunteers" recited a pledge of allegiance to the flag of...Mexico:
During a short school assembly Friday, several parent volunteers read a pledge of allegiance to the Mexican flag. Since a parent complained on the Chris Baker show on NewsRadio 740 KTRH that afternoon, the issue has become a focal point of some Houston talk radio shows.

At about 10 a.m. Friday, students and parents gathered in the gym for an assembly commemorating Diez y Seis de Septiembre, Sept. 16, when Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain. The school’s bilingual classes from different grade levels performed songs, Williams said.Everyone was given a small Mexican flag and a group of six or seven parents recited the pledge from a script, Williams said. The students did not recite it, he said.
The principal of the school is backtracking, characterizing the incident as some sort of historical teaching method.