[Edling] US: Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

David Balosa dbalosa1 at umbc.edu
Tue Aug 18 21:36:03 UTC 2015


Merci beaucoup Francis!

Finally; at least a school district in the USA understands the linguistic
rights and the politics of its violation. Pharies (2007) thinks that  not
for too long Spanish is going to become the second de-facto official
language of the USA. Tenemos que esperar y ver!

David

On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
wrote:

> Houston Chronicle
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> Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job
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> 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.
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> Full story:
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> http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Principal-who-told-kids-not-to-speak-Spanish-will-5327528.php
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*David M. Balosa, MS.Ed/TESOL, MA.Ed
*Doctoral Student, PhD Program in Language, Literacy and Culture (LLC)*

Interculturalists GSO President 2012-2013
*University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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