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To Ban Mexico's Pledge and National Anthem from Texas Schools.

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To: Govenor Rick Perry As concerned citizens of Texas, the Texas Essentials Knowledge and skills states that students are expected to gain “knowledge and understanding” of other cultures and use the language to demonstrate understanding of different practices and perspectives, this statement does not say to indoctrinate our students with Mexico's Pledge of Alliegence and National Anthem. The students in an intermediate Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas students were made to stand up and recite Mexico's national anthem and pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment during September 2011. During the pledge the students were made to raise their arms out in a straight line, with fingers completely straight, the same way Nazis held their arms out during the reign of Hitler. One student didn't agree to this assignment, but was told from Achieve Early Principal, Yvette Cavazo, that it was part of the curriculum and she should participate. This is clearly a example of indoctorination of Mexico principals onto the students of Achieve Early College High School. As citiziens of Texas we do not want our students to become indoctorinated with Mexico or other countries National Anthems or Pledges. We should be concentrating on the United States National Anthem, Pledge and of of course the Texas Pledge in our school system. Please stop this kind of education in our Great State and make it to where no other countries national anthems and pledges are in the curriculum.


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