Kaplan students get apologies after Spanish ban

Kaplan College's director and lawyers have apologized to students after a teacher reportedly told one of them that Spanish was banned campus-wide.

Student Jonathan Cedeno claims Patricia Dussett told him he couldn't speak Spanish anywhere on the Chula Vista campus and it could jeopardize his grades if he persisted.

However, the school catalog does not have a policy on speaking Spanish. It states that all courses will be taught in English and students must be able to speak, read and write English fluently.

Dussett was gone for a few days after her May 3 statements. Officials would not confirm or deny any disciplinary action, saying it was a personnel matter.

Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.signonsandiego.com

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