TX Principal Fired for Encouraging Students to Speak English

When I went to school, every student was required to speak English. There were a number of Hispanic students who struggled with English, but they were still required to do all of their school work and speak English. There was no special treatment given to them. To be fair, we also had students from Japan, China, Vietnam, Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden that I know of and they were also required to speak and work in English. Things have changed and just suggesting that students speak English Read more […]

Amid Rising Racial Tension, Principal Fired for Requiring Students to Speak English

Back in December, in Hempstead, Texas, at the heavily Hispanic-populated Hempstead Middle School, Principal Amy Lacey grew what is referred to in casual circles as “a pair” and announced over the intercom that all students were thenceforth to abstain from speaking Spanish in the classrooms, thus discriminating her way into my heart. Some students complained that Spanish is their first language, as if that had any relevance at all. If they can complain in English, which they did, then they can Read more […]