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    Students Barred From Bus For Speaking English

    POSTED: 11:39 am EST January 11, 2007
    UPDATED: 3:02 pm EST January 11, 2007

    ST PAUL, Minn. -- A school bus driver let Rachel Armstrong's three children board the bus Monday morning, but he warned them that he wouldn't give them a ride home that afternoon, nor could they ever ride his route again.

    The problem: Armstrong's 10-year-old twin girls and 8-year-old son speak English. The driver told them the route had been designated for non-English speakers only.

    Armstrong said Wednesday that she got a call from a worried daughter who didn't know how she was going to get home. "She thought they had done something wrong," she said.

    A furious Armstrong had to leave work early to pick up her stranded kids from Phalen Lake Elementary School.

    It turns out the bus route was meant to serve one of the district's three language academies. Phalen Lake's academy is for Hmong kids learning English, and the academies all have separate bus routes to keep their students together.

    The district decided to begin enforcing the separate routes Monday -- but didn't tell the Armstrong family.

    School administrators apologized but didn't agree to let Armstrong's children keep riding the bus, as they'd been doing all year.

    "It is our responsibility to ensure the safety of these kids and we made a mistake," said Dayna Kennedy, a spokeswoman for the district. "The kids should have gotten home that day."

    The Armstrongs also learned that when they moved last year, they landed outside of Phalen's attendance area. Armstrong said she was told her kids would have to transfer if they wanted to keep riding a bus, "or I'd have to find my own way to get them to school."

    Armstrong said she arrived home Wednesday to find a message from the principal on her answering machine.

    "She would prefer them to stay there rather than leave, and she would like to work on some kind of resolution," Armstrong said.

    A simple solution, she said, would be to let her daughters keep riding the bus.

    "It's so simple, but they want to come with the red tape and everything," she said. "As long as the kids get to school, that should be the main point."

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    I am sure Nozz will post his "opinions" about those "evil little neo-con children" speaking english!
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    Naw, he's too busy fighting the war in Iraq to worry about three American citizens speaking English on a non English speaking bus. Maybe the kids could take a seat at the back of the bus. I'm for equal rights and those who want to better themselves and make a life in America but for Go*s sake where is the equality for those that are already citizens here? I stopped bleeding when the whole PC thing got out of hand.

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    If the Hmong kids (for those who don't know, the Hmong are Vietnamese from the mountainous area of Vietnam. They were heavilty persecuted because they supported the US in the Vietnam war) are supposed to be learning English.. what's the problem?

    I certainly hope that the bus driver is Hmong... otherwise, to have an English speaking bus driver on a Hmong bus is wrong.
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    Actually, thanks for the clarification CR. I truly had no idea who these kids were, having never hear the word "Hmong" before. And ya, I agree with you on your last point.
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    Ya know what is great about liberalism?

    Many that follow that political persuasion think that reverse discrimination such as this is OK.

    Not when tax dollars pay for it. Government supported segregation was supposed to be broken up in the '50s under Ike.

    I hope they can get to sue the school district.
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