Crackdown on Spanish in school hallways sparks debate

12/9/2005 | Washington Post, The

Even though a Kansas City, Kan., public high school has rescinded its suspension of a bilingual teenager for speaking Spanish during a restroom break, the boy's family is considering filing a civil rights lawsuit. While advocates say English-only policies hasten the integration of immigrant children, others fear the rapid growth of this country's Hispanic population is triggering a backlash.

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