I’m so old, … oh, never mind.Ms. Alcindor, you say that as if it were a bad thing.
A high school student in Texas has been told that she must recite the Mexican Pledge of Allegiance as part of her Spanish class. When she complained, she was told by the school principal and the school district superintendent that she had to comply as part of the coursework. Her teacher explained the requirement in this way:
Reyna Santos explained that she grew up in Mexico and loved the country.
Señora Santos grew up in Mexico. Was she born there? Is she a naturalized U. S. citizen? If she is, she took an oath
that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen …
I wonder if she meant it.
UPDATE–In re: The School District’s position–¡Alquitrán! ¡Plumas!