A teacher at Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey told a student to speak “American” instead of Spanish.
The teacher was filmed saying, “Men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish. They are fighting for your right to speak American.”
The student walked out of the class, and said: “You’re being racist, I know how to speak English.”
Some former alumni of the school called for the board of education to investigate the teacher’s “discriminatory” behavior and the “belittling” of the student, notes WPIX.
Other people are defending the teacher as a “great person” and a “wonderful teacher.”
Some folks said that English should be spoken in a class because the class is taught in English.