Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish…and German?
From the Dept. of What were they thinking?
Administrators at a Virginia high school have apologized for a plan to have the Pledge of Allegiance said in different languages by students.
Westfield High School in Fairfax came under fire before Thanksgiving by upset parents when they found out that their children were being asked to recite the Pledge in Spanish.
The original plan was to have native speakers of various languages, such as French or German, lead others in the routine.
“A school administrator suggested students lead the pledge in Spanish to promote engagement and inclusion,” a statement released to a local Fox affiliate said. “Administrators believed this was an opportunity for other voices and languages to be heard and recognize the school diversity.”….