Chris's Rants

Friday, December 09, 2005

Another brick in the wall

Spanish At School Translates to Suspension:
Watts, whom students describe as a disciplinarian, said she can't discuss the case. But in a written 'discipline referral' explaining her decision to suspend Zach for 1 1/2 days, she noted: 'This is not the first time we have [asked] Zach and others to not speak Spanish at school.'

Since then, the suspension of Zach Rubio has become the talk of the town in both English and Spanish newspapers and radio shows. The school district has officially rescinded his punishment and said that speaking a foreign language is not grounds for suspension. Meanwhile, the Rubio family has retained a lawyer, who says a civil rights lawsuit may be in the offing.
Must make it rather a challenge in the Spanish class if the students aren't permitted to speak Spanish.

Why haven't both the teacher and the principal been fired?


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