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user banned California 36390 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:</b>" She did the alternate assignment. I ... [snip!] ... written poorly. Probably focused more on why she wasn't going to do the original assignment rather than doing it appropriately."


That's assuming a lot.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Coulson ♥ Barton:</b>" That's assuming a lot."</blockquote>




Probably. However, it would likely be in line with the mentality of today's students.

Mr. Inappropriate 2 kids; Talofofo, GU, Guam 15032 posts
1st Mar '13

I don't know, I mean, yes I understand the girl's point, to a degree.



However, that would be kinda like refusing to read El Cid for Spanish class because you don't feel it has any affect on you learning the language. It's not like her reciting either thing was going to turn her Mexican or that Los Hombres De n***o were going to come busting in and take her across the border.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3817 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:</b>" A Texas teen is suing the school ... [snip!] ... story on my phone for some reason), she should have done the assignment. However, I still stand behind my original paragraph."

I understand how you feel but whether or not someone immigrated to here or not it should be their choice to say the pledge or not.

Legendary Due August 27; 1 child; Beverly Hills, California 54392 posts
status 1st Mar '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" A Texas teen is suing the school district she attends for punishing her after refusing to pledge allegiance ... [snip!] ... A Texas teen is suing the school district she attends for punishing her after refusing to pledge allegiance to Mexico for an assignment. She refused and chose to partake in the alternative assignment - an essay on the Mexican revolution, for which she received a failing grade. She also is no longer welcome in the class having to sit in the office each day until the suit is over. There is a exception for Mexican American immigrants, they do not have to say the pledge of allegiance to the American flag at any time if they so choose. Double standard? Or blowing things out of proportion? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/28/texas-teen-suing-school-district-after-she-was-punished-for-not-reciting-mexican-national-anthem-in-class/"


I know a lot of people think suing is blowing it out of proportion, and I would agree because I don't think she deserves compensation of any sort as she has no damages.



BUT suing is generally the only effective way to stop injustices from repeating themselves. And IMO she was wronged by being punished for not doing the assignment, and student to follow her shouldn't be asked to do that. This is the only sure way to guarantee it won't happen again.

Legendary Due August 27; 1 child; Beverly Hills, California 54392 posts
status 1st Mar '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:</b>" A Texas teen is suing the school ... [snip!] ... story on my phone for some reason), she should have done the assignment. However, I still stand behind my original paragraph."


I know it's rude.. but I agree with you.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
2nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lucid Dreamer:</b>" I understand how you feel but whether or not someone immigrated to here or not it should be their choice to say the pledge or not."</blockquote>




Really? It is a disgusting display of disrespect to not say the pledge.

PJ&C Due November 26; 1 child; Arizona 18478 posts
2nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lucid Dreamer:</b>" I understand how you feel but whether or ... [snip!] ... to say the pledge or not."</blockquote> Really? It is a disgusting display of disrespect to not say the pledge."</blockquote>



A lot of people don't say it for religious reasons,i don't believe they should be made to say but they should show respect by standing.

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lucid Dreamer:</b>" I understand how you feel but whether or ... [snip!] ... to say the pledge or not."</blockquote> Really? It is a disgusting display of disrespect to not say the pledge."</blockquote>




Wouldn't pledging your allegiance to another country be just as disrespectful?

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
2nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting PJ&C:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lucid Dreamer:</b>" ... [snip!] ... people don't say it for religious reasons,i don't believe they should be made to say but they should show respect by standing."</blockquote>




I know a lot of people who skip saying "god" but say the rest.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26139 posts
status 2nd Mar '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" She was given a choice to write an essay since she didnt want to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag. ... [snip!] ... I still think thats weird. Why not the recite the pledge of allegiance to America's flag in Spanish? It just doesnt make sense."


I don't even say the pledge to the American flag, I sure as hell wouldn't be saying it to another flag.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
2nd Mar '13

All students can refuse to recite the pledge or anthem, it's not just immigrant students.



I don't pledge allegiance to our flag, I certainly wouldn't toanother country. If the alternate assignment was offered, she shouldn't be punished for doing it.



I was a vegetarian in hs and was allowed to write a paper on the anatomy of the animals we dissected instead of cutting them up. I'd have been pissed if I'd been kicked out of the class for accepting the alternate assignments.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
2nd Mar '13

Maybe she is a JW and wouldn't say the pledge at all for religious reasons. I never said the pledge, and was never kicked out of class (it was never an assignment either, if it had been I would have still refused).I think the whole thing has just been blown out of proportion.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
2nd Mar '13

It's not like saying the Mexican national anthem would have turned her mexican. It was an assignment for school. I would have NEVER been given an alternate assignment for something like this. Everything is an "injustice" these days, it seems.

☠Jenniefahhh 1 child; Djibouti 70775 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting PJ&C:" You posted that Mexican American immigrants have a exception but it states that anyone can object to ... [snip!] ... the class assignments then you shouldn't be in there,i dont recall getting to choose what assignments i wanted to do in school."


Okay, so those who object to saying the American Pledge of Allegiance shouldn't be in school?




Oh wait, that's right, when people object to saying the American version, we just stop saying it in schools altogether.