Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.
A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”
It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”
But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.
“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.
Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.
“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”
Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”
Well I don’t see anything wrong w/ this… English is a universal language. No matter where you go, you’ll find someone that speaks English.
I don’t care what foreign language you’re speaking, if everyone doesn’t understand it, be quiet. Think about the people around you who are uncomfortable and don’t understand you.
I absolutely hate! when I go into an establishment and the employees don’t speak English.
I don’t even need to dignify this with a legitimate response.
으응 그래 그럼 너네도 우리나라 오지마 “English is a universal language” 지랄
"english is a universal language"
my eyes are watering at the level of entitlement and sheer ignorance behind this statement alone
the fuck did I just read?
punks not dead
Heosemys spinosa is an endangered species.
punks almost dead
That is not a Heosemys Spinosa,its a Graptemys nigrinoda.
they are in the low risk list, therefore, not endangered.
Punks not as almost dead as we thought.
josh hutcherson’s parents are probably called josh hutcherdad and josh hutchermom
actually their names are chris hutcherson and michelle hutcherson
So tell me,
When did you graduate from Killjoke University?
2004 i was valedictorian
24 Day Studio Ghibli Challenge: Day 7 → A Home
Howl’s Moving Castle. It’s the perfect home. It’s beautiful, able to fly, go anywhere, and it remains unfound. You could live where you wanted to without having the trouble of actually moving your things from one place to another; your house moves there instead! The thing about living in a moving castle with a wizard is if you need more room; bam! You have it. Its walls are damaged? It’s fixed. It’s a 5 star home, really.
It’s rather hypnotizing.
A wall. A wall? A wall? A wall. A wall? A wall. A.. *17 hours later* A wall? A wall. A wall?…
humpty dumpty sat on a wall. A WALL. A WALL? A WALL. A WALL? A WALL. A WALL?
I don’t know why I keep reblogging this. Maybe because of the wall.