Posted on August 23, 2005

Teacher Faces Dismissal over Hispanic ‘Hate’ Letter

Local6 (Orlando), Aug. 22

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orange County elementary school teacher accused of writing a letter critical of Hispanics could be dismissed from her job during a School Board hearing scheduled for this week.

A handwritten letter allegedly written by Sadler Elementary School teacher Jan Hall was addressed to a congressman and published in a local Spanish newspaper.

The letter said Hispanics are causing American students to fall behind in school and asked for laws to be changed to prevent Puerto Ricans from coming to Orlando because they are “destroying the city every day,” Local 6 News reported.

“Schools are dealing with too many problems which originate in the language differences and that takes teaching time away from our American children whose parents do pay taxes,” the letter said.

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“She has been removed from Sadler Elementary and will not be returning to Sadler Elementary regardless of the outcome of the investigation,” Orange County Schools spokesman Frank Kruppenbacher said.

Local 6 News has learned that attorneys are looking into numerous comments in the letter.

“Puerto Rican teachers who work at my school are constantly asking me for help with math because they only received the equivalent of a fifth-grade education in Puerto Rico,” the letter said.

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E-mail Jan Hall at [email protected].

E-mail Orange County school superintendent Ronald Blocker at [email protected].

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