My wife and my children join me in praising and supporting Principal Joe Quarles's withholding David Graham's diploma.
We have two children attending Artesia High School. One of them was graduated recently. We went to share the joy and the pride of 357 (or 356?) graduates and other parents on June 24.
Being here (in this country) since 1985, my children, with very little knowledge of English, have made big progress. Both of them ended their school year with straight A's. We are proud of them and thankful to the Artesia High staff and faculty. They have given them intellectual baggage to go far and high in life. We appreciate the competence and devotion of the teachers and staff at the school.
Principal Quarles has not violated Graham's constitutional rights: He did not withhold the latter's speech--not even interrupting him during his delivery.