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Las Cruces school board opts for bilingual pledge

Las Cruces school board opts for bilingual pledge

The Associated Press
September 23, 2017 12:32 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Pledge of Allegiance will soon be recited in both English and Spanish at school board meetings in Las Cruces.

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Board Chairwoman Maria Flores made the request that the pledge be recited in Spanish starting at the next public meeting.

Las Cruces Superintendent Greg Ewing told the Las Cruces Sun-News that students are entitled under law to choose to have part of their education in Spanish and that reciting the pledge in Spanish during board meetings will be a wonderful experience for students.

He says inclusivity is the goal.

Districts in Albuquerque and Santa Fe have been reciting the pledge in both languages for years.

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