Terri Bennett is a nursing student at Pima Community College in Arizona. She found it very disturbing when fellow students spoke Spanish during class and during special projects. She felt she was not learning all that she could because English was not spoken all of the time. When her requests were ignored within her classes, she went to the administration of the college and asked that they insist that only English be spoken during class.
Incredibly, rather than agree to her reasonable request, the college suspended her for nine-months! They accused her of “discriminating against Mexican-Americans.” Terri decided not to take this injustice sitting down. She filed a law suit against the college, bringing national attention to her plight and disgrace upon the college.
Considering that Arizona’s state Constitution clearly states, in Article 28, that English is the official language of the state, I would say that Terri has a pretty good case.
We wish her good luck and admire her efforts to keep America, America!
- Arizona Student Suspended for Asking that Classes be Taught in English (townhall.com)
- War on English Language: Tucson Nursing Student Terri Bennett Sues Pima College Over 9-month Suspension for Requesting Studies to Be Conducted in English Not Spanish (katenews2day.com)
- Arizona nursing student suspended as ‘bigot’ for requesting class in English (washingtontimes.com)