A JV baseball coach has been cought trying to stir up Latino students against the proposed illegal immigration bill. Via the Houston Chronicle (emphasis added):
Rudy Rios was stripped of his duties as junior varsity baseball coach at Chavez High School last week after using a district copying machine to make a flier encouraging Latino students to attend a rally protesting restrictions on illegal immigration.
Rios, who still retains his duties as an English-as-a-second-language teacher, was copying and distributing a flier that read: “We gots 2 stay together and protest against the new law that wants 2 be passed against all immigrants. We gots 2 show the U.S. that they aint (expletive) with out us (sic),” according to district officials.
“Mr. Rios used taxpayer-funded school equipment to copy and distribute to children an offensive statement,” said Houston Independent School District spokesman Terry Abbott. “The principal exercised his authority to remove Mr. Rios as junior varsity baseball coach, and it certainly was an appropriate decision.”
What I’m curious about is why this guy didn’t get suspended altogether. For obvious reasons, of course (trying to stir up trouble amongst students that could lead to major problems) but also as an ESL teacher, shouldn’t he – like – KNOW and write English as it’s supposed to be written, rather than how he did above?
I know – I’m nitpicking
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