A suburban Georgia school district superintendent, in an effort to highlight diversity, reported that 140 languages are spoken in the district. DeKalb County School District Superintendent Stephen Green issued a statement to highlight diversity in the district and urge compassion toward its immigrant and refugee student population after two teachers allegedly made derogatory remarks against illegal immigrant students, the Champion Newspaper reports.
“We are hearing a lot of conversation right now, some of it extreme, about how residents from originally outside our country should be treated,” Green wrote. “We have 102,000 students here. They come from more than 180 countries, and they speak 140 languages. We value them; we love them and we respect what their presence here says about the goodness and generosity of America – our diversity is our strength.” READ MORE