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 […]