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Bilingual-principal plan approved

DISD trustees' debate over policy pitted blacks vs. Hispanics

Friday, August 26, 2005

By TAWNELL D. HOBBS / The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas school board meeting turned racially heated Thursday night as trustees voted 5-4 to require some principals to become bilingual.

The policy, which pitted blacks against Hispanics, will apply at campuses where at least half the students enrolled in the last three years have had limited English proficiency.

In elementary schools, the requirement applies to principals in schools rated acceptable or unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency.

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Online at: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localn...

E-mail tdhobbs@dallasnews.com
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  -(Dallas) Bilingual-principal plan approved question everything  Aug-26-05 09:14 AM   #0 
  - how about seperate schools for spanish &non-spanish speakers?  msongs   Aug-26-05 09:20 AM   #1 
  - It would probably have to be voluntary.  MissMarple   Aug-26-05 03:01 PM   #3 
  - I honestly don't think you could even do that.  donco6   Aug-26-05 08:17 PM   #17 
     - What about as a charter school?  MissMarple   Aug-27-05 12:25 PM   #34 
        - Charters aren't exempt from federal regs.  donco6   Aug-27-05 02:08 PM   #35 
  - You'd be sued so fast by the Office of Civil Rights,  donco6   Aug-26-05 03:56 PM   #6 
     - Beat me to it, donco  proud2Blib   Aug-26-05 06:40 PM   #12 
        - Great minds and all . . .  donco6   Aug-26-05 07:40 PM   #13 
           - We have had our fair share of OCR complaints  proud2Blib   Aug-26-05 08:11 PM   #16 
  - Kick  Karmadillo   Aug-26-05 02:08 PM   #2 
  - I've talked to a few people who are very upset about this.  redqueen   Aug-26-05 03:25 PM   #4 
  - What IS the big deal?  spinbaby   Aug-26-05 03:52 PM   #5 
     - Here's the Big Deal:  donco6   Aug-26-05 03:59 PM   #7 
        - But that's so not true... the principal takes the classes,  redqueen   Aug-26-05 04:29 PM   #8 
           - Oh c'mon. Have YOU tried learning Spanish?  donco6   Aug-26-05 06:26 PM   #10 
  - It's 110 in Dallas and things can't get hotter  JustSayNO 2 Sheeples   Aug-26-05 05:09 PM   #9 
  - Welcome to DU JustSayNO 2 Sheeples n/t  NNN0LHI   Aug-26-05 06:30 PM   #11 
  - How sad. It seems that they offer the wrong solution to the wrong  question everything   Aug-26-05 08:03 PM   #15 
  - "You only need to come to Dallas to feel the hatred of blacks...  Doremus   Aug-26-05 08:27 PM   #21 
  - My apologies...  JustSayNO 2 Sheeples   Aug-26-05 09:18 PM   #24 
     - Thank you, JustSayNO 2 Sheeples.  Doremus   Aug-26-05 10:27 PM   #31 
  - Hi there. I lived there in the late eighties, early 90's so I know what  Ilsa   Aug-26-05 11:14 PM   #32 
  - More of what we need - sponsored laziness  DisgustedTX   Aug-26-05 07:42 PM   #14 
  - And you know . . .  donco6   Aug-26-05 08:18 PM   #18 
     - And it's not that hard to pick up a little ENGLISH  DisgustedTX   Aug-26-05 10:07 PM   #27 
        - The point is . . .  donco6   Aug-26-05 10:15 PM   #28 
           - Umm - yes, let's keep the EXCUSES rolling.  DisgustedTX   Aug-26-05 10:25 PM   #30 
              - You got it!  donco6   Aug-27-05 12:32 AM   #33 
  - Wow. I didn't think it would pass.  tanyev   Aug-26-05 08:23 PM   #19 
  - Too impossible.  donco6   Aug-26-05 08:26 PM   #20 
     - Bilingual principals will be even harder to find.  tanyev   Aug-26-05 08:28 PM   #22 
        - Got a point there.  donco6   Aug-26-05 10:17 PM   #29 
  - Texas Becomes a Majority-Minority State  Maple   Aug-26-05 08:32 PM   #23 
  - This does sound like a bit of an unreasonable demand  dsc   Aug-26-05 09:28 PM   #25 
     - You don't have any  Maple   Aug-26-05 09:39 PM   #26 
 

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