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Give it my best high school Spanish.
Shots you trophy -- dot ala Ben dot.
That's how the pledge of allegiance sounds in one Wisconsin elementary school because students are saying it in Spanish.
Now some parents are trying to figure out how to make that stop Charlotte Adrian is one of those concerned parents and she joins me now good morning -- -- OK see you were at your child's kindergarten class 1 morning recently you were listening to the morning announcements over the intercom system.
And you've heard the pledge of allegiance in Spanish what do you think.
I wish fact that I was I was -- -- I was -- -- that.
There was a number of emotions going through my mind at the time I looked around it -- glanced at what other students where.
Doing and what other parents facial expressions look back and I was.
I was a little bit upset and I want it to proceed and read a letter to the pencil because of my.
I was I was up I was -- -- -- yeah what did you tell the principal.
I just indicated that.
You know the primary language here -- English and I wanted to -- of his objectives for our.
You know I'm stating that the pledge of allegiance -- -- English and then following in Sam -- We should mention this was right town elementary school in Wisconsin we have a statement.
Now from the principal there a league hero he says we want this Spanish speaking students to be able to understand what they're saying.
Wouldn't it recite the pledge in English we want -- to get a grasp of the importance that the pledge has in the everyday lives of American citizens of course all students must learn English language in order to function well.
In the United States of America does his explanation makes sense you.
It does not I had given my other suggestions as to different measures.
Other material that may -- might -- spoke.
To help learn the English language and I don't really think the pledge of allegiance -- the perfect.
Especially in this time in this age in the setting.
Specialist and that the pledge allegiance says I pledge allegiance to the flag.
But the United States of America isn't important for newcomers.
To make that pledge.
Even before they can speak English which lets face it might take three years for them to -- I -- I dream my concern was that the pledge of allegiance was exactly that a pledge of allegiance.
To the United States of America and I I feel that the constitution.
That was written in English the pledge of allegiance was written in English and our primary language -- English.
Sure but I mean they're not asking the newcomers to say -- pledge allegiance to a different country -- to their old homeland they're asking them to pledge allegiance to the United States of America in there.
Mother -- in the bill language that they still speak so what's offensive about it.
Well I was just upset because I was offended far.
My student because I don't think he understands the pledge of allegiance and English and -- can he state the pledge of allegiance and English.
And I'm not sure that they're focusing all of their objectives in the correct.
Manner I feel like they need to teach the children.
And indicate to them some of the larger words and what they actually mean and what the pledge of allegiance stands -- for the United States of America.
So very quickly what he planned to do.
Am and -- fine I have met that principle face to face and we've had numerous discussions since that.
I thought I would proceed with -- -- and just overall find some consistency within the school district currently the middle school in the elementary -- the middle school and high school are not reciting the pledge of allegiance and Sam -- So I just wanted to find the overall objective.
And determine what the resolution is moving forward -- I will Charlotte agent thanks for coming on bringing this to our attention let us know how it's resolved come September.
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