Pima Community College Bias Against English-Speaking Student

Pima Community College On Trial For Bias Against English-Speaking Nursing Student

August 20, 2015 


The Washington-D.C.-based ProEnglish, which advocates for English as the official language of local and state governments as well as the federal government, is providing legal support for an Arizona nursing student who was defamed and suspended for asking that students speak English in her classroom and during student projects.

The trial of Terri Bennett vs. Pima Community College District started this week in Tucson Superior Court and ProEnglish Executive Director Robert Vandervoort is in Tucson and available for media interviews on the case.

After making her simple request, school administrators called Bennett a “bigot” and she was punished with a nine-month suspension.  See Bennett’s legal complaint

ProEnglish contacted the Arizona law firm of Munger & Chadwick to represent Bennett. Aside from the defamation and unfair suspension, the plaintiff alleges that PCC is in violation of Arizona’s official English law.  “What happened to Terri Bennett is an outrage,” Vandervoort says. “This school should be known as “Politically Correct College,” Vandervoort continued. “We look forward to bringing justice for Terri.”

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For further information on this lawsuit, check out the ProEnglish homepage at www.proenglish.org