It's not how you speak English – it's about whether you know it at all.
That was the final word out of Arizona, where the state and two federal agencies reached a settlement over an allegation that the state was discriminating against teachers who may have thick accents or use bad grammar when teaching English-immersion classes.
The Capitol Times reports that a Friday letter says that the settlement ends separate investigations by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.
The agencies alleged that application of a state law requiring English teachers to possess a good knowledge of the English language discriminated against Hispanic teachers and students.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.