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For elementary schoolers in California’s Lamont School District, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance everyday is a bilingual task, KGET-TV reports.  For the city, which is 97 percent Hispanic, doing so has been a tradition since 2002, but not everyone has been happy about it.

“One of the issues with it being in Spanish is that not everyone got a chance to voice their opinion doing it that way,” teacher Barry Champagne told NBC affiliate KGET-TV. “Every time it was brought up for discussion, it was set aside and we never got a chance to vote for it or even discuss it any further.”

Fred Molina, principal of Alicante School, told the station that it’s an important way to include all cultures…

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