Friday, August 26, 2005

Another Question To Consider

In a 5-4 vote Thursday, the Dallas, Texas school board made the county the first in the nation to require that some principals learn Spanish within three years or face the possibility of losing their jobs. More here, here, and especially here. The policy applies to principals and other administrators who work in schools where more than 50% of the students have limited English proficiency, regardless of the students' primary language.

Here is the question:

Is it ever appropriate to require employees to learn a language other than English in order to keep their jobs?

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