[lg policy] School exec says sorry for language-driven expulsion

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 17 15:49:34 UTC 2013


 School exec says sorry for language-driven expulsionBy Leilanie
Inquirer Northern
11:33 pm | Friday, August 16th, 2013
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LAOAG CITY—The head of the
expelled three Grade 8 students for violating its English language policy
has apologized to them, their families and those who have been offended by
the school’s action.

“With a deep sense of humility, allow me to express my sincerest apologies
to everyone who has been caused pain and offense by the recent turn of
events at Saviour’s Christian Academy (SCA)… As proper authorities are now
looking into this controversy, I will refrain from discussing details of
the issue, except to say that the policies we craft and implement in the
school are well-intentioned and have the best interests of
mind,” said Rev. Brian Shah, SCA president.

“It saddens me immensely that this issue of campus discipline has morphed
into a war against ‘linguistic injustice and cultural disrespect,’ where I
am pictured as chief enemy,” said Shah, a Singaporean.

He said he came to the Philippines in 1987 and has served as “pastor,
friend and family<http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/467251/school-exec-says-sorry-for-language-driven-expulsion#>
countless Ilocanos from all walks of life.”

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