I recently had a phone interview for a teaching position in a neighboring state. It was a rather awkward interview to begin with as I couldn't see the panel and they couldn't see me, however, one of the questions completely threw me for a loop. It was: Alabama has recently passed a law cracking down on illegal immigration. As a result, many Hispanic families are afraid to send their children to school. Do you think the children of illegal immigrants have a right to a public education in the U.S.? Talk about a political firestorm. How does one answer such a question and how can a district ask such a thing? There are very strong opinions on both sides of this and it's a fifty-fifty chance of which side this district is on and how they would view your answer. Any thoughts?