Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish at Calif. Schools Sparks Controversy

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Elementary students in a California school district recite the Pledge of Allegiance in both English and Spanish, a move that is making some teachers unhappy, KGET.com reports.

Since 2002, all students in the Lamont School District’s three elementary schools have recited the Pledge in English and Spanish. It is a tradition for a city that is 97 percent Hispanic, according to the station.

"I think you offer a great way for students to feel included, and it's the Pledge of Allegiance, no greater honor than to be able to say the Pledge of Allegiance in a second language," said Fred Molina, principal of Alicante School.

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