Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish at Calif. Schools Sparks Controversy

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, 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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