An English teacher at a public school in New Jersey yelled at some Latino students speaking Spanish, telling them to “speak American.” And of course, she had to invoke the military fighting for the right to “speak American,” because the teacher is a moron.
Students staged a walkout on Monday after a cellphone video appeared to show a New Jersey high school English teacher reprimanding three students for speaking Spanish and telling them to speak “American.”
The teacher told the students that U.S. soldiers are “not fighting for your right to speak Spanish — they’re fighting for your right to speak American.” The video of the teacher’s comments was originally posted on Snapchat and obtained by NBC News.
Her exact words were, “Our military men and women are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish, they’re fighting for your right to speak American.” That inane statement alone should get her fired and ineligible for any job that requires any more brainpower than gluing macaroni on to paper plates. The school isn’t saying what they plan to do about this, but anything short of firing that teacher is unacceptable. And good on the students for walking out in protest. Sometimes I want off this damn planet.