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Texas principal who banned Spanish loses job

Texas principal who banned Spanish loses job
Posted Wednesday, March 19th 2014 @ 11am  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A middle school principal near Houston who banned the speaking of Spanish on school grounds is out of a job, reports KHOU. The Hempstead School Board on Monday chose not to renew the contract of Amy Lacey, who set off a local firestorm on Nov. 12 when she announced, over the intercom, that her school would no longer tolerate kids speaking Spanish; she was placed on paid leave the following month. About half of the school's students are Hispanic, and Waller County has one of the state's fastest-growing populations of Hispanic residents, reports the Houston Chronicle.

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