The yearbook photos of language teachers at a southern California high school are inspiring harsh words among school officials and parents. One picture showed a French teacher sporting a beret, but it was the images of Spanish teachers wearing sombreros and fake mustaches that some found problematic. It would be better without the big mustache and hats.
Check out our guide to the best sales of the day. A California high school is apologizing for the "poor judgement" that led to its world language teachers posing in "culturally insensitive" photos. The Spanish teachers at San Pasqual High School in Escondido, California, wore ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches while the school's French teacher was pictured in a black beret, sunglasses and pearls.
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Four educators who smiled for a photo with a noose are all suspended, along with their principal, who reportedly shared it in a mass email. Other parents found the photo on Instagram. The Principal and the personnel involved in this matter have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of the matter.
A high school in Escondido, California, is facing backlash over some of the staff photos included in its yearbook. But people think the decision to dress in costume. In particular, the choice of some Spanish teachers to wear sombreros and faux mustaches — is culturally insensitive.
All six teach Spanish at the high school and seemingly wore the attire to represent their subject. The seventh teacher pictured, who wore a black beret, is said to be a French teacher and was addressed as Madame. It has come to our attention it contained photos from the World Language Department that are culturally insensitive and in poor judgement. Principal Martin Casas and his administrative team are taking precautions to ensure a similar situation does not occur in the future.
Parents in Palmdale, Calif. One photo showed the noose hanging up in an office and the other showed four teachers posed with the noose, laughing, smiling and pointing at it. Brandts allegedly took the photos herself.
Four teachers in California decided to get cute and pose with a noose. Now, their bosses will decide if they, along with their principal, will receive their direct deposits from the school district or state unemployment. In the photo, originally shared online free of caption or context, was taken and initially distributed by the Summerwing Elementary School Principal Linda Brandits, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Palmdale School District is investigating the incident and issued a statement through Superintendent Raul Maldonado.