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Principal Who Wanted English Spoken Is Fired

From a cheering Houston Chronicle:

Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

By Lisa Gray | March 19, 2014

HEMPSTEAD – The Hempstead school board won’t renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district where more than half of the students, like many Texas schools, are now Hispanic.

Thank goodness. We can’t have anyone thinking that it is important to speak English in schools.

Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave in December after reportedly announcing, via intercom, that students were not to speak Spanish on the school’s campus. The Hispanic population of the rural area, roughly 50 miles northwest of Houston, is growing quickly, and Latino advocates say that it’s important to allow Spanish in public schools…

Meanwhile, did you know that by law, all English programming in the US must have Spanish subtitles. But there is no requirement for Spanish programming to have English subtitles. Why is that?

"When you start banning aspects of ethnicity or cultural identity," says Augustin Pinedo, director of the League of United Latin American Citizens Region 18, "it sends the message that the child is not wanted: ‘We don’t want your color. We don’t want your kind.’ …

Would it be wrong to wonder how many members of this citizens group are actually ‘citizens’?

Civil rights advocates say Lacey’s suspension may have set off a campaign to intimidate Hispanics… They are calling for the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate possible civil rights violations.

Naturally. And does anyone think that Eric Holder will turn down their request?

Flores-Smith reports that she’s seen strangers watching her house and taking photos. She says vandals have trashed her yard, and someone has rifled through her garbage. She is worried about her safety

Last month, school employees found that vandals had damaged the brakes of three Hempstead Independent School District buses and had left behind the bedraggled remains of a dead cat.

A bus with visibly severed brake lines didn’t leave the bus barn that morning. But two other buses, whose air-brake lines had been subtly nicked, carried children to school before the damage was discovered. Police investigated but didn’t identify any suspects.

"A lot of this sounds like Mississippi in the 1950s and ’60s," Pinedo said during Monday night’s school board meeting, where the decision was made not to renew Lacey’s contract…

Actually, this sounds like the hundreds of ‘hate crime’ hoaxes that ‘activists’ perpetrate to try to get their way.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, March 20th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Principal Who Wanted English Spoken Is Fired”

  1. Petronius

    Seems like we just can’t win for losing.

    First they complain that they can’t get good jobs because we don’t educate them properly.

    Then when we try to teach them English in school they object that it’s ethnic and cultural intimidation.

    I suppose we should consider ourselves lucky that Mexico hasn’t officially invaded and annexed the Southwest in order to protect the human rights of Spanish-speakers (or Nahuatl-speakers or Pipil-speakers or Yucatec Maya-speakers or whatever) … yet.

    Of course why conquer militarily when you can conquer peacefully? In a few more years the Southwest will be ready to fall like a ripe plum. Not with a bang, but a whimper.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      More likely with a *splat*.

      Or, it will rot on the branch, as it does in Mexico.

    • •Anyone who as every studied LINGUISTICS, or has a degree in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) knows that it is required and necessary to speak the language if you already have the base knowledge understood (grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure).
      •Spanish speakers understand English structure in the first 5 minutes of class, as we use essentially the same alphabet, nearly the exact same words, and only the adjective is after the noun in Spanish.
      •The transliteration from Spanish to English is the easiest for Hispanics except perhaps Spanish to Italian.

      ►The fact that this principal was doing exactly what educators are supposed to do, and got fired for it, shows how ridiculous activists and those in education really are.

      ►But this should be of zero surprise to anyone who has ever followed the controversy over EBONICS, which is the same racial activist argument, but even worse, as ebonics is a crutch to give inner-city kids a way to avoid ever being wrong.

      ►Yet again, it’s liberalism to the rescue, at the demise of voters people they are trying to cater to. Just like welfare, avoiding national testing, affirmative action, and morality, liberalism destroys people under the guise of trying to defend them.

    • Right of the People

      Mexico doesn’t want the headache of all those extra people. Why else do you think they’re here. Mexico would have to declare bankruptcy if we deported all their citizens back. There would be no more money from good paying jobs here in the US to support them.

    • canary

      Little Ms.Shopper can tell you we are exporting jobs, goods and foods to Mexico too.

  2. canary

    It’s far more intimidating and threatening for whitey to have to deal with Spanish speaking students because often thugs speak Spanish before they beat someone or rob them.

    No different than gangs using gang gestures and lingo so their target doesn’t know what’s happening.

    What happened to the education theory that the best way to teach English to Spanish speaking students is to “emerge” them in English so they learn our language faster.

  3. canary

    It’s far more intimidating and threatening for whitey to have to deal with Spanish speaking students because often thugs speak Spanish before they beat someone or rob them.

    No different than gangs using gang gestures and lingo so their target doesn’t know what’s happening.

    What happened to the education theory that the best way to teach English to Spanish speaking students is to “emerge” them in English so they learn our language faster.




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