English-Only Rule in the Cafeteria Kitchen

By Mary Ann Zehr — April 08, 2008 1 min read
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This Week in Education and have picked up on an April 7 story that says school cafeteria workers in Seminole County, Fla., were told they can’t speak Spanish on the job.

I’ve written for Education Week about incidents where students were told they couldn’t speak Spanish in certain school settings. In all the cases I’ve heard about, school administrators have backed down on their stance after Hispanic advocacy or other groups contended that a ban on students’ native language is discrimination.

I’ll keep an eye on whether the school administrators in Seminole County will do the same.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.