A lifelong Orange County resident has produced a video that features other county residents reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in 10 languages. The video is a direct response to the uproar over an Arabic reading of the Pledge of Allegiance at Pine Bush High School earlier this week.
School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. Meanwhile, social media platforms are flooded with comments of both support and opposition.
School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. The apology comes after district residents who had lost family members in Afghanistan complained.
Remarks made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in his 2014 State of the State address over alleged discrimination at a Hudson Valley school district is stirring controversy.
In his State of the State speech, Governor Cuomo mentioned a federal lawsuit reported in November in the New York Times involving Jewish families claiming their children had experienced numerous counts of anti-semitic discrimination at a high school in Pine Bush, NY.
A New York congressman and state attorney general are pledging to push for coordinated federal and state response to allegations of religious discrimination and bullying in a school district in the Hudson Valley.