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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
ugh of all the idiotic reponses.
guess what, buddy, the US doesn’t actually have an official language. We can speak spanish or japanese or korean as much as we want. We don’t owe you anything. We don’t owe speaking english to you. Frankly, we don’t give a damn.
"English is a universal language," holy shit.
Someone just lost the right to be taken seriously, and that person is lovealexisb.
Canada has two official languages and you can speak any language you want at school. Punishing people for speaking their own language reminds me a lot of residential school policies and their deliberate suppression of First Nations cultures.
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This heavily embroidered yellow gown was first worn by Gweneth Paltrow as Viola De Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love, and then again in 2009 in the third season of The Tudors, where it was worn by Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves.
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And that’s okay. I embrace those negative feelings.
Body positivity is a process.
Body positivity is not a linear journey.
I say this often but it’s important to say and hear.
Body positivity is not a linear journey. Some days will be easier than others.
You can feel wonderful one day and shameful the next, all of these feelings are valid and normal and acceptable.
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