(By Todd Starnes) A New Jersey high school teacher who told a student to speak English inside her classroom is facing severe backlash. A student filmed the teacher at Cliffside Park High School lecturing a classmate for speaking Spanish instead of English. Click here to watch the video. One of the students told NBC News they were chatting in Spanish about a Yankees playoff game. The student said they feel more comfortable speaking in Spanish than English. That’s when the teacher lectured the students — telling he

class that soldiers were fighting for their freedom. “They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish,” the teacher said. “They are fighting for your right to speak American.” “I laughed, because, first of all, that’s not a language,” the student told NBC News. “I have the right to speak Spanish. I have the right to speak English. I have the right to speak whatever language I speak, and that’s my right. There’s no law that says that I should or I must speak English.” READ MORE