Most schools encourage students to master a second language, but Amy Lacey prefers her students to speak only English. The Texas principal recently made a rule that bans students at Hempstead Middle School from speaking Spanish. While she sees this as a way to prevent disruptions, the student body — 50 percent of which is Hispanic — sees it as discrimination. When one student spoke out against the ruling, noting that Spanish is her first language and comes more naturally to her, a teacher told her to get out of the class.
To see students' reactions to the rules, read the full story at The Stir.